Learn how improving your distance per stroke (DPS) is really important as this allows you to expend the least amount of energy to go the furthest distance.
The further you travel on each stroke the more efficient you are. With a caveat of not excessively gliding every stroke or pushing off the wall at the end of the lane. It's driven from your technique and core strength.
The main reasons why you should want to improve your distance per stroke (DPS) are:
1. Improved performance
3. Better efficiency in the water
4. Enhanced timing
How you may ask?...with
• Optimal pacing from regular time trials to set your "T-pace" or average 1500 metre pace
• Correcting stroke inefficiencies with endless pool and go pro video analysis in the pool
• Improving rotation and power using the TechToch by Finis
• Enhancing catch phase mechanics using drills such as fists, alternating fists, and slowing the glide phase on entry
• Developing a higher early vertical forearm position to push more water behind you for the same effort
• Better streamlining by being higher in the water, generating less turbulence, and less drag in the water
• Providing structured training sessions to focus on with online training plan we designed on Training Peaks
1. Front crawl coaching to a levels of swimmers, held at Guildford Lido in Surrey:
2. Front crawl video analysis in an endless pool at Tribal in Chertsey:
3. Swim squads for intermediates, held at Guildford Lido:
4. Online training plans for swimming and triathlons:
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Nick is a level 3 British Triathlon Coach, Level 1 Training Peaks coach, and Training Bible coaching Master endurance coach with 25 years’ experience in triathlon, founder and Head Coach for Speedy Swimming.