Swim Faster without Trying Harder

November 22, 2018 Office Manager

Post by Daniel Miller BAppSc (Physiotherapy)

Being able to move through the water with less resistance (drag) will improve your speed without having to stroke harder or faster.

So how do we do that? Well, one key component is improving your streamline position in the water. A good streamline position requires adequate mobility, flexibility, and stability to be in that efficient position.

 

The below picture demonstrates what areas of the body we require to have adequate mobility and flexibility, to maintain a good streamline.

The following pictures demonstrate exercises you should be performed regularly, especially prior to entering the pool, to gain a good streamline.

If you have any concerns or would like more information, come see one of our physiotherapists!