Your Off-Season Swimming Goals

  • By Sara McLarty
  • Published Nov 13, 2012
  • Updated Dec 17, 2012 at 1:10 PM UTC

Improve your kick.
Use the winter months to become a stronger swimmer from bottom to top. The benefits of having a strong kick include a well-balanced stroke, increased core strength, quicker starting speed and strong hip flexors (used in cycling and running). Mix up kicking sets with different body positions in the water: Use a board, kick on your back, go face-down with a snorkel or try vertical kicking.

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