There are 6 steps for swimming your best 100 freestyle. First, focus on having a strong start. Use a strong, powerful push off to propel you forward. Then establish a steady stroke and breathing pattern to help pace yourself. During the next 25m, maintain a relaxed pace but look to increase in speed as you approach the 50m mark. The increase in speed with help you have a strong turn off the wall.
Fatigue will set in during the third 25m but increase your effort to maintain pace. While increasing your effort try to stay relaxed to prevent tension in your body. If you have followed the previous steps, you should feel some fatigue in the fourth 25m but will not be overwhelmed. When you approach the finish flags, keep your head down, hold your breath, and push yourself with the last burst of energy to the wall.
- The very first thing you will need to do is get off to a good start no matter what.
- You will need to have a good balance of strength and power.
- You will need to do all you can to defeat fatigue when you have it.
“Remember, pace yourself properly and practice your goal pace in practice.”