Speed, Endurance versus Speed, Power

Updated: Jun 27

Technique plays a fundamental role in improving your swimming.

The images below are from the 2020 Tokyo Olympics finals.


Directly below the highlighted arm and body position of a 1500m Freestyle swimmer.

  • Demonstrates a Speed Endurance technique: low drag, efficient stroke that provides speed over the endurance distance

  • At the time of the image the swimmer was lapping 29.4 for 50m

Best results for distances 200m+


Below the highlighted arm and body position of a 100m Freestyle swimmer.

  • Demonstrates a Speed Power technique: higher drag, high power that provides speed over the 100m speed distance

  • At the time of the image the swimmer was lapping 24.7 for 50m

Best results for 50 - 100m + last 5 - 7 metres of tight race finishes, all distances

By using SWIMTECH and using Video Analysis of your stroke and having Next Technique Aims to apply to your individual style, will hone your swim technique to provide easier, faster and more enjoyable swimming


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