Freestyle Technique – Vertical Recovery

The Tokyo 2021 Olympics proved that there are a variety of freestyle techniques used in different races.  The 100 freestyle showcased a wide variety of different freestyle techniques.  The 50 freestyle however remains dominated by a high octane freestyle technique.   We also call this a 'vertical recovery' in freestyle.  Recently Payton Sorensen who competed at the US Olympic Trials came to train with us for a few days.  We noticed that he had a medium/high octane with one arm and a medium octane with the other in his sprint freestyle technique.  While this technique contains many advantages for longer distances (100 and up) we wanted to see if this was the fastest technique for Payton in the 50.  In this video we teach Payton a high octane freestyle technique.  Next we will put Payton to the test with our Velocity Meter.  Stay tuned as we investigate the difference in these two freestyle techniques....