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Four Swimming Myths Busted

  • By Sara McLarty
  • Published Jun 3, 2013
  • Updated Oct 12, 2013 at 8:46 PM UTC
Photo: Nils Nilsen


Triathletes do not need to learn how to kick.

BUSTED! Swimming efficiently requires the entire body to work together. While a small amount of forward propulsion can be gained by kicking hard, a light and relaxed kick will help with balance and core strength. Using the lower body correctly can increase power during the arm pull.

RELATED: Why It’s Important To Conquer The Swim Kick

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