FREESTYLE SWIMMING: 5 MOST COMMON MISTAKES
FREESTYLE SWIMMING: 5 MOST COMMON MISTAKES


In this video, you will find out how to
fix the most common freestyle mistakes watch this video to correct your
swimming technique Welcome to the channel! When you fix
these mistakes, you will be able to swim
much longer and much faster The most common mistake that crucial effects a swimmer is made during the arm stroke if swimmers perform an arm stroke with low elbow position the swimmer doesn’t catch
as much water and pulls from the surface arm strokes are the most important
element of freestyle swimming By performing a correct arm stroke, you’ll be
able to catch large amount of water and pull to gain speed and move forward, therefore each swimmer must be sure that the arm stroke technique is correct if you have this mistake, you will learn how to fix it Actually, this is easy! The mistake comes in the first phase of an arm stroke, in the beginning of a correct arm stroke, the forearm is turned inside and elbow look upwards if you have wrong technique, your forearm is not turned inside
and elbow look downwards forearm position is the key part of this mistake There is no chance to perform a correct
arm stroke when the swimmers forearm is not turned inside and the elbows directed downwards In this position, an arm stroke movement is the same as a swimmer is pulling a rope This is the wrong movement for swimming An important point is that a swimmer is not able to catch the water and push it, by performing such arm stroke hands will go through the water and swimming will
become harder and super inefficient First, in the beginning of the arm stroke you need to turn your forearm inside so that your elbow is directed upwards in this position it is impossible to perform an arm stroke wrong In the first part of the arm stroke, you need to catch the water you should perform a movement with your forearm facing downwards while your elbow stays in high position By doing a correct catch of the water you’ll be able to pull the water When you catch the water you need to start performing the arm stroke by using entire arm a high elbow position allows you to include your back muscles When you use incorrect arm stroke technique you can use only your arm muscles So during the entire arm stroke try to keep high elbow position Here is the best dryland exercise
to set up your correct arm stroke technique While doing this drill,
you’ll get absolutely another feeling of the arm stroke You need to
take a chair or a bench, locate the chair in front of you and put one hand on it This imitates your study position of the arm stroke Then, turn the forearm inside to
get high elbow position Once the arm is ready, perform an arm stroke with high
elbow position and push the chair backwards Now, you can see incorrect way to perform
an arm stroke In the starting position, the elbow look downwards while performing the arm stroke the elbow drops down and hand is pulling the chair as a
rope When arm stroke is performed, you can continue doing arm strokes in the air to memorise the correct arm position Take a video of you performing this drill to figure out whether you have good arm stroke technique or not While swimming freestyle, you need to take a breath to the side A common mistake swimmer make is when they perform an arm stroke while taking a breath You want to breathe while your hand is in recovery and another hand is in front At this moment, your upper body is turned to the side, one hand is recovering forwards and
another hand is in front to provide support for the body When a swimmer performs an arm stroke while being turned to the side, the arm follows the wrong trajectory Swimmer does not have a chance to control the arm stroke while taking a breath Therefore, the arm catches the water properly but then, it leaves the correct trajectory and goes close to the body Imagine, how much this mistakes
affects your swimming If at every breath your arm stroke is useless Watch carefully how to fix that! First, you need to work on dryland to get
the correct feeling of the movements In my next videos, I will teach in details
how to get correct breathing technique in freestyle Now, we will focus on the
timing for starting a new arm stroke While performing an arm stroke, another
hand is located in front it helps to get support on the water and glide forward In the end of the arm stroke, you need to turn the head to take a breath At the same time, the arm is recovering forwards while the other hand is still out in front Remember an important rule, you cannot start an arm stroke when your head is turned to the side When a breath is taken, you return your head to neutral position At the same time, you start a new arm stroke and recover the other arm forwards This timing of the movements guarantees that the arm stroke will be done in correct body position Try to memorise the feelings and the
rhythm While performing an arm stroke, focus that the arm goes on almost straight trajectory and doesn’t go under the stomach as you have seen in incorrect swimming To sum up this mistake, start a new arm stroke only when you head is back after the breath and your body is directed forwards Many swimmers lack of basic swimming
skills such as breathing technique Often adult swimmers learn to swim alone,
without a coach they succeed but there are high chances that some technical elements will be missed A common mistake is lifting head up for breathing this is a serious mistake, it makes swimming hard inefficient and damages other technical elements For many swimmers it seems that it is much easier to leave the head up to take a breath However, it’s not It is harder and much more uncomfortable to breathe this way by breathing like this, your body gets
down into the water and speed slows down dramatically I recommend that all of you learn to breathe correctly in freestyle First, you must start doing freestyle rotations with breathes on land Imagine that you have an axis that is going through your body from legs to the head By having this axis, you cannot move your head anywhere except rotating around the axis So while performing freestyle rotations turn your head only to the side While taking a breath, keep your head in horizontal position and then return your
head to neutral position Correct breathing technique to the side is much more comfortable and much easier than lifting your head up Swimming will become smooth and you will not spend any additional energy for breathing, you will literally enjoy your swimming In the water, you need to practice breathing technique by performing swimming drills The best drill for practicing side breathing technique is to do kicking against the wall One hand is in front and another hand is by your side You need to take a breath to the side and constantly perform good kicks While performing this drill, don’t lift your head up at all turn it only to the side To succeed in this drill, you should try to keep one of your eyes under the water Perform this drill for 30 seconds and have a break While swimming try to take a breath exactly in the same way as you were doing in the kicking drill don’t be afraid that water will get into your mouth while taking a breath lift your
mouth to the side which is above the water Every competitive swimmer does it,
do it too and your swimming will become comfortable Swimming technique requires constant
attention and improvement By swimming hard intensive training sessions our technique falls apart little by little this is not a problem, if you have a
stable swimming foundation However, if you don’t, technique can easily be ruined Another common mistake is to take short arm strokes Often, this mistake happens due to swimmers trying to rush and skipping swimming skills By performing short arm strokes, swimming becomes hard, swimmer gets tired very quickly and
body position lows In the beginning of the arm stroke, you need to catch the water in high elbow position This is half of your successful arm stroke you need to perform a long arm stroke with the proper trajectory In freestyle lessons, I will explain in details everything about the arm stroke, stay
tuned! In the end of the correct arm stroke, your hand should extend and your fingers should touch your leg Once you touch it, you know you are in good
position For triathlon swimmers, it is super important to perform long efficient arm strokes In order to increase swimming speed and save the energy for cycling and running By doing correct arm strokes, you will notice how
much easier and more enjoyable swimming is for you The common mistake is have large bending at the knees Many swimmers don’t know how to perform kicks, know the leg movement, what the rhythm is or what muscles must be working This approach cannot provide sufficient kicking technique the worst part of incorrect kicking is that it slows down your swimming speed plus it takes a lot of swimmer’s energy Kicking doesn’t provide a large speed boost thus, it is not that important for swimming and especially for triathlon that’s why, we need to reduce any movements that decreases our speed and create water resistance First step to start is swimming with straight legs However, you should keep your legs relaxed Due to water resistance your legs will not be straight, they will bend at the knees In other words, your legs should be relaxed
and at the same time straight This will help you to perform correct kicks Kicking amplitude should not be too high ideal kicks are performed in body’s
streamline A drill to set up your technique is freestyle kicking in vertical position You can keep your hands on the lane rope, on the water surface or in any other comfortable position Kicking in vertical position will force you to perform kicks with straight legs bending a little at the knees This is the only way to stay in this vertical position if you bend legs too much, Most likely you won’t be able to stay in stable position while performing this drill try to memorise the feelings of correct kicking to repeat them while swimming freestyle You can do vertical kicks for 30 seconds and have a break Now you are able to fix and avoid any of these mistakes By practicing exercises and swimming drills Do it regularly and your swimming will
be fast and easy Let me know in the comments! Thank you for watching this video! Please, subscribe to the channel and share my videos with your swimming friends

100 thoughts on “FREESTYLE SWIMMING: 5 MOST COMMON MISTAKES”

  1. SwimUp says:

    What do you think is the biggest mistake?
    1st – Low elbow arm stroke

    2nd – Arm stroke while breathing

    3rd – Lifting head for taking a breath

  2. Jeff Griffiths says:

    great tips. i need to make sure i'm breathing at the right time in the stroke….not sure anymore!

  3. Link Ten says:

    you dont see your own hand faceing forward? good vid, but come on man…

  4. AppDevNotes-Learn Android Development says:

    Thank you so much

  5. Artur Kozlowski says:

    Great video, I'm such a bad swimmer, wasting huge amount of energy an all mistakes shown but I will make a progress, I have to.

  6. Anom Hery Suasapha says:

    Your absolutely a good swimmer

  7. Interfaith Shaadi says:

    Great, I loved it and will keep following.

  8. drhoads08 says:

    Thanks for these great tips! I just started swimming at 42 and have nobody to teach me correct technique. Much appreciated!

  9. Guillermo Etc says:

    This video is super helpful, I didn't know how to correct arm stroke while breathing and now I understand what's happening, I'll work hard to correct it. Thank you!

  10. Cappuccino Goodfinger says:

    6:54 Yes, we mostly swim for exercises and as such we can’t afford private swimming lessons. And no, in my 12 years in school, not once did the PE teacher brought me anywhere near water. They couldn’t afford drowning kids, so it’s always volley or basketball.

  11. Moises bonilla says:

    Greatest video sir!

  12. Moises bonilla says:

    Low elbow and arm stroke

  13. connor watson says:

    I learned so much! Thank you for the video.

  14. videoua5 says:

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    Українці завоювали п'ять медалей. Михайло Романчук став першим на дистанції 1500 м вільним стилем, Дар'я Зевіна виграла золото на дистанції 100 м на спині, а Ігор Трояновський – бронзу на дистанції 200 м.

    Euro Meet 2020 – Vladislav Bukhov set a new junior world record of 23.14 in the 50m butterfly
    Bukhov sliced 0.08secs from the previous WJR set by Michael Andrew at the World Junior Championships in August 2017 en-route to second behind world-record holder and fellow Ukrainian Andriy Govorov who touched in 23.07.
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    Now the 50m butterfly Ukraine belongs not only the adult but also Junior record

  15. Mohamed BASHEIR says:

    I think taking breath by raising your face it take more power ,as water doesnt take head wieght but swimer arm

  16. The Chosen One says:

    Its an Amazing video, my only question is, why are there 1k dislikes?

  17. Flannibal says:

    "In this position it is impossible to perform an arm stroke wrong" man, don't underestimate my ability to fuck up

  18. othman alazzam says:

    What if I do them all?? 🙄

  19. SwimWise says:

    Edited well

  20. Sasha Ostafiichuk says:

    Bruh what difference does it make between the years(title)

  21. Kayla Hogan says:

    Me a competitive swimmer on club: don’t tell me what to do

  22. seonhee lee says:

    Beginners easily tend to do head -up position while breathing cuz they are not used to it and afraid of being in the water itself. and desperatly urgently they are breathing. so I guess 3rd one is the biggest mistake.

  23. Hashem Akkad says:

    It's really an amazing video, could you do another video on how to jump into the swimming pool, and what's the easiest way to do so, especially for people like me; those who feel afraid to do it. Whenever I try to do so I feel like jumping from an airplane without a Parachute so I step back.

  24. LRDSS says:

    thankyou, this i was looking for, the right techniques. i dont know if i do it wrong, but for sure i know that i never learnd before ^^. so i will check it tomorrow in the swimming pool.

  25. poggimusic says:

    Awesome thanx i subscribe

  26. I love Fishing says:

    Me : Oh, 30 sec vertical kicking should be fine.
    Me at Pool : 4 sec kicking and all i do is sinking 🤣🤣

  27. Hugh Sydney says:

    So great! I will try tomorrow morning in beach. I think I do everything wrong😝😝😝

  28. Lime says:

    uploaded 2019
    "FREESTYLE SWIMMING: 5 MOST COMMON MISTAKES 2020" exists

  29. Vivekanand Rudrakar says:

    Thanku 😇😇

  30. Rhadaze says:

    this video is amazing. I actually wanna stop everything and go swimming right now to try these out

  31. Grace P says:

    ive swam competitively for 10+ years why am i watching this
    i have a meet tomorrow wtf

  32. TheMagic5 Goggles says:

    Thank you for this great video! It is really important to work on the details and techniques to swim efficiently and feel comfortable in the water. (Christina, THEMAGIC5)

  33. robert philip says:

    Good tips!

  34. DrHoffman101 says:

    nice work this channel has potential

  35. pangrac1 says:

    I barely recognize wrong and good moves. But this is very good and important.

  36. Gulnaz Emil says:

    You have pretty much addressed all of my questions around the stroke technique! Amazing video!

  37. about swimming says:

    Swmming wala subscribe Karen mere chainal ko

  38. remedeus1111 says:

    The 1-st one!

  39. Riley Goldsmith says:

    My swimming carnival is today wish me luck 👍

  40. Hilda Ribeiro says:

    Melhor explicação até hoje 👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻👏🏻

  41. Nick L says:

    Embarrassingly I have been swimming wrong my entire life after watching this video! Honestly learning the correct way and why it is better is a breath of fresh air!

  42. Zoran Živković says:

    I am now almost 49 years old and I started to swim actively 2 years ago. I swim 2-3 times per week for one hour freestyle . I think that I made great progress concerning what was my start which was swiming with head above the water 🙂 … but I am stuck now. I have problems to avoid arm stroke while breathing, as well as with rhythm of legs kick. I know that arm should be steady in front while breathing, but when i don't put hand little down i usually can't breath – my mouth stay in the water and i can't inhale. And when I put hand down, than I continue with the stroke 🙁 . I tried the kicking against the wall practice , but for now it doesn't sim easy at all. Second thing is that when i swim, most of the time I don't use legs at all – when i kick, i get tired very fast. I have tried exercise which you have shown – right arm-stroke + right leg kick, than left arm-stroke + left leg kick – it is very difficult for me. For me is more natural to do opposite – right hand + left leg kick or left hand + right leg kick. I will continue to practice.Hope this will give result.

  43. Rudolph Furtado says:

    Wednesday(4/2/2020) :- I have been swimming regularly since 1999 at the "M.G.M.O(Mahatma Gandhi Memorial Olympic)" pool in Mumbai and since the last 3 years have been swimming 2 Kms daily and thanks to watching this excellent educative video realize my technique is totally wrong. Yet i have achieved 1200 Kms swimming in 3 years which makes me wonder how much energy i have wasted using the wrong swimming technique.I swim daily as a exercise hobby for fitness.A excellent simplistic video and thanks for the same.

  44. Sidhesh Patil says:

    I am trying to build strength into my lungs and swimming is definitely helping me achieve that. The elbow positioning is perhaps something I need to work on to get better at. Thanks for the demonstration.

  45. Natalie Gutierrez says:

    Biggest mistake? Everything :((

  46. Iuliia Rybovalova says:

    The low elbow is driving me nuts!

  47. JW says:

    Thank you so much for such an informative video. My speed increased so much ever since I watched the video. My mistake was the low elbow arm stroke. Now I’m catching a lot more water.

  48. nicole gonzalez says:

    Everything lol I got problems but I love your video thank you

  49. nicole gonzalez says:

    I was like why he’s wrong I do that lol I realize I do everything wrong 😩🤣

  50. João Espada Vieira says:

    Esse movimento é para ver se vem lá gente quando se nada em competição ou então tem-se problemas de ouvidos.

  51. Henrique Amorim Garcia says:

    1

  52. Rizal Hambali says:

    Very good😎

  53. Chris Jarquin says:

    Very informative. Thank you

  54. Angela Merced says:

    If only I saw this video before my championships today n realize I be doing almost everything wrong

  55. ceceliac10 says:

    Thank you so much you are a brilliant teacher I have saved this video as its packed with important and useful information for beginners swimmers. I have made some good notes and tomorrow I shall be going through your drills at the pool. As a beginner swimmer please do video on fear when beginners feet can not touch the ground how to over come the fear of water thanks

  56. S V says:

    Jesus… now I know why I kept drowning after my first 2 strokes….

  57. Oficial Mercadeo Avis says:

    Such an impressive and helpful video!! Thank you!!!

  58. BillyWithJesus says:

    Thank you!!!! My lower back always hurt when swimming due to excessive neck elevation when breathing and same with my shoulder after a couple of minutes. You’ve really helped me a lot

  59. The one and only says:

    how about the left hand for the chair exercise

  60. Elizabeth Hernandez says:

    Me who doesn't know how to swim yet but still watching the video.

  61. José Agustín Rangel Rodríguez says:

    I´m swiming just for fun since a kid…but now I´m trying to start practicing as sport to be in shape…and this tips are amazing. Thanks a lot.

  62. Eman Al Shamali says:

    Head up

  63. Sunny Smith says:

    Best video thanks for this 👍🏾

  64. B W says:

    This is the best swimming video I have seen, you are a natural, great teacher Evgeny

  65. Petr Sperling says:

    I found this video very helpful, may be the most helpful at all. I am looking forward to practise it in the water!

  66. bobbymalta73 says:

    Thanks for sharing mate!
    Full instructions really helped. I Adore You!!

  67. ツLili says:

    I have taken a three month break from swimming due to injury but I’m so excited to get back into it!

  68. MANDANI BAY says:

    very helpful!

  69. BlueSky2019 says:

    Good explanation

  70. Konstantin Glebov says:

    Nice lesson, but u should work on your accent as hard as we should work on our drills))

  71. Hasan Uğuz says:

    Thanks. Now ı need a pool.

  72. Anthony Turnham says:

    Nice video. Heading to the pool now to give it a try. Thanks 🙂

  73. Canal NostalgiaGamer says:

    Thank you so much!

  74. Rokia Benloukil says:

    Good video thanks

  75. Argus Algérie says:

    Thank you Coach, I find your instructions very instructif and useful, I will let you know their efficiency in the real practice.

  76. Mebo Nassy says:

    I always fold my legs and in the end get confused. How can I practice .Thanks.

  77. razell gonzales says:

    I can swim a 2km or 3km but I'm having hard time on arm stroke while breathing and I observe that it really slows me down , are there some drills need to do to fix this particular problem ? Thank you in advance !

  78. Robert Banuchi says:

    why is he girls underwear?

  79. Asher Dossetter says:

    What country is this guy from?

  80. Filippo Chiarion Casoni says:

    Video relevant to all beginners, thanks a lot. Just to add on, you should probably mention how strokes are to be performed with leg kicks; e.g. right arm stroke -> left leg kick. This helps the body to be balanced in the water and decrease considerably drag in the water.

  81. retro.butterfly says:

    I just need to float and swim cause im taking a test.

  82. Rob L Langton says:

    Learn to swim before u give advice u need to breathe in odd number

  83. Roblox And Minecraft Vlogss says:

    The first one

  84. John Smith says:

    I'd really appreciate anyones help here. I use the pull of my arm to turn my body to breathe to the other side. ,(point two) i have tried to swim the correct way but am incredibly frustrated at how slow this makes me. It also makes me incredibly tired, where my original way i can swim 60 laps no prpblem, but i get exhausted after 1 length doing it the new way. When i leave my opposite arm in the catch phase while my body is rotating to breathe, it feels like my body is sinking so i use so much energy. Can you siggest any drills/advice for this problem?

  85. Weatherman MilSim says:

    This really helped improve my speed and breathe.

  86. DannySchool says:

    This is so helpful video for swimmers

  87. BritishBulldog4 says:

    Thanks for a good video. I'm making at least three of those mistakes when I swim, which explains why it's not effective, or fun. But I want to swim to get fit. Lifting my head up to breathe makes my neck ache and is uncomfortable. Breathing to the side I don't remember ever learning. And the timing of my breaths (when I tried breathing to the side) has led to the wrong arm trajectory. The arm going under the body probably explains why I go off course too, not going straight. Now I know what I've been doing wrong and can work on those things. Thanks a lot! 🙂

  88. Alexander N says:

    1 Low elbow… 2 taking breath while arm stroke 3 Lifting head for taking breath Thanks a lot for me your video is most useful for learning freestyle

  89. Ubaid_playz 786 says:

    I llllllloooovvvvveeee your videos I subscribed to you thank you sooo much

  90. rahnz dingdong says:

    Wish me luck I have competitions today😀😀😀

  91. NEW ZEALAND Don says:

    Good showing the coman mistake, I do have chance to currect it' now, Thnks

  92. Harish R says:

    Thank you, I'm not able to take breath n move forward, if I try to take breath legs r stopping, still trying

  93. Jayshree Lonkar says:

    My problem in freestyle is that i keep on entering my hand out of the shoulder line. Does this affect the stroke?

  94. Myounghoon Kim says:

    Great video. I'm doing all these five mistakes! T.T

  95. Paul Fitterer says:

    Excellent, simple!

  96. Rohiadan says:

    I thought i was a good swimmer till now XD

  97. Patryk Kedzierski says:

    arm stroke this ****, i don't get the difference

  98. edo edo says:

    Excellent. Easy to understand. I am 65! Thank you!

  99. T Galan says:

    It helped me a lot

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