Hi, this is Phillip Toriello, and this ishow to swim freestyle. Swimming provides a wonderful opportunity to exercise, play andcompete with the reduce level of impact on the body. Of the four front primary strokes,freestyle is the fastest. When swimming freestyle, it's very important to keep your body aligned.To do this you're going to want to keep your focused on the bottom line of the pool, keepyour head down to allow your hips to float to the top, providing for a more hydro dynamicflow through the water. This will allow you to swim more smoothly and swiftly and a loteasier. The best thing to remember, as well, is when you're taking each stroke, go aheadand let your body twist or rotate while keeping
your head focused on the bottom until it'stime to breath. By standard, it's best to, perhaps, to breath every three strokes otherwiseknown as bilateral breathing. So basically, it would be one, two, three, breath, placingyour ear on your shoulder and your cheek in the water. The components of your stroke includethe reach, the catch, the pull, the push, and the recovery. It's a five step process,with which, if you take time will come really naturally. Just take it slow and practiceoften. The last portion of your free style stroke is the kick component, which can providea lot of power or just help balance your body as you're going through the water. By principalyou're going to be using pointed toes to provide
a more extended flipper, if you can look atyour leg that way, and straight legs. A small fast kick is better than a large wide kick,a large wide kick really does not provide that much propulsion, a small fast kick willpropel you through the water helping you to keep your hips on top and get you across tothe other side a lot smoother. For more questions or information please contact your local swimmingexpert.