• Training Tips – Swimming

    Swimming is more dependent upon proper biomechanics than most other sports. Yes, proper biomechanics is preferable in all sports, but you can probably muscle your way through a run or a bike. If you push hard in the swim without being mechanically sound, you’ll probably splash more but not go any faster. Whether you swim for fitness or competition you’ll improve performance faster by improving your stroke efficiency. There are five basic elements to the swim stroke. *

    1. The entry
    2. The catch.
    3. The pull or in sweep
    4. The finish.
    5. The recovery.

    And make sure you breathe on each stroke. Exhale continually from your mouth and nose when your face is under water. Don’t hold your breath. (You’d be surprised how many swimmers hold their breath when their face is under water and then blow out a quick burst of air just before they inhale.) Emptying your lungs allows you to get a full inhalation of air during each recovery phase of the stroke.

    Include biomechanics stroke drills during your warm up every time you swim and you’ll be a better swimmer.

    * Go to this video link for complete details on swimming biomechanics.

    Train smart. Race fast.

    Frank Adornato

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    The mission of the St. Pete Road Runners (SPRR) is to encourage running and walking for individuals of all ages and abilities in a social environment while promoting fitness and providing education in the community. The SPRR club is well suited for the recreational runner or walker as well as the serious competitor.


    SPRR extends an open invitation to runners and walkers of all abilities to come out and join us for one of our group runs.

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