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How to Learn Swimming For Beginner Triathletes | Pamela Learns How to Swim Faster in 2 DAYS!

Rocket Swimming2022-08-19
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The video showcases swimming techniques, emphasizing proper arm positioning, stroke technique, breathing techniques, and the use of training devices like fins and pull buoys for efficiency. It highlights the importance of breath control, hand entry, and recovery, focusing on improving endurance and stroke count. Viewers are encouraged to practice patience, consistency, and proper breathing techniques to enhance performance and technique in freestyle swimming. The coach aims to become the world's online swim coach, offering personalized instruction and tips for swimmers to improve their skills and efficiency in the water.

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Importance of learning to swim efficiently for adults with the help of a coach.
01:47
Tips on using a kickboard for warming up legs and improving posture.
Techniques for proper breathing while swimming.
Invitation to viewers to apply the tips or consider personalized instruction in Austin.
Importance of proper arm positioning and stroke technique in swimming.
05:05
Front quadrant swimming is emphasized to prevent sinking legs and improve efficiency.
Keel tool is introduced as a transitional step to improve stroke length and body alignment.
Fins are recommended to enhance the swimming experience and reduce the number of strokes needed.
Importance of Stroke Counts and Breath Control in Swimming
08:52
Counting strokes and reducing stroke counts can improve efficiency and performance in swimming.
Setting a goal of reducing stroke counts below 20 can enhance swimming capabilities over time.
Consistent early breathing is crucial for stamina and optimal performance in swimming.
Proper breathing technique is essential for optimal swimming performance, debunking the misconception that not breathing improves speed.
Importance of proper breathing technique in swimming.
15:40
Focusing on breathing every two or three strokes and starting breath early.
Mastering circular breathing is essential for endurance and efficiency.
Wearing fins while learning to swim can aid in technique and efficiency.
Emphasizing the need to breathe regularly to avoid muscle fatigue, especially for triathletes.
Importance of Breathing Techniques in Swimming
18:32
Correlation between stroke count and breathing patterns is crucial for optimal performance.
Benefits of breathing more frequently include increased speed and endurance.
Gradual adjustment to new breathing patterns is encouraged for swimmers.
Body positioning during breathing plays a significant role in swimming efficiency.
Importance of the ideal pull in swimming technique for maximizing efficiency and power.
23:44
Emphasis on early vertical forearm or high elbow catch, hand entry, and extension for optimal stroke mechanics.
Individualized recovery techniques tailored to different body types for a more efficient swim.
Introduction of two drills - the okay drill for the front part of the stroke and the pistol drill for the back half.
Drills are designed to frustrate and exaggerate movements to highlight the benefits and drawbacks of certain techniques.
Improving swimming techniques through focus on wrist flexibility and proper hand positioning.
27:03
The pistol drill is recommended for improving wrist flexibility and correct palm placement.
Emphasizes the importance of patience and consistent practice in mastering swimming techniques.
The process of mastering swimming techniques may take months to become natural.
Encouragement to stay patient, practice consistently, and avoid frustration during the learning process.
Improving swimming efficiency and technique in freestyle.
30:45
Focus on patient progress, hand positioning, breath timing, breath frequency, catch technique, and press out back for better performance.
Goal is to increase distance per stroke for faster and easier swimming.
Pamela aims to enhance her health and wellness through swimming to participate in more triathlons.
The segment concludes with a recap of progress made on day one and sets the stage for continued improvement on day two.
Swimming techniques and drills for improved performance.
36:07
Emphasis on stroke counting, treading water, and front quadrant swimming with a kickboard.
Importance of keeping hands out in front for balance and practicing ketchup freestyle drill.
Use of a pull buoy to improve balance and efficiency by allowing arms to do the work.
Eliminating the need to kick can make swimmers more efficient and enhance overall performance in the water.
Benefits of Training Devices for Swimmers
41:57
Fins and pull buoys improve stroke technique and balance in the water.
Focusing on arm movement over kicking can lead to smoother transitions and better efficiency.
Pull buoys restrict the kick, forcing swimmers to rely more on their arms.
Progressing from training devices to natural swimming can improve comfort and efficiency in technique.
Tips for Rapid Improvement in Swimming Technique.
45:45
Consistency and patience in practicing techniques can lead to rapid improvement.
Strong kicking during breathing helps maintain a high body position and reduce resistance in the water.
In-person coaching is available for those who need additional help and emphasizes the benefits of swimming skills.
Instruction on treading water focuses on coordinating arms and legs, with tips to enhance performance and make learning smoother.
Techniques for Staying Afloat in Water.
50:11
Redirecting water downward to create a whirlpool effect is important for staying afloat.
Focus on arm movements similar to frosting a cake and leaning forward to float efficiently.
Treading water is seen as inefficient for survival situations, with back floating recommended instead.
Proper kicking technique is crucial for staying afloat in water.
Techniques for treading water emphasized in the video segment.
54:57
The importance of the egg beater kick and maintaining proper form while treading water highlighted.
Speaker reflects on personal swimming progress and the advantages of in-person instruction.
Gratitude expressed towards Pamela for her progress and character during the session.
Viewers are encouraged to like, subscribe, and engage with the channel on social media as a call to action.