Propulsion and speed in the water

Propulsion and speed | dolphin kicks.


  • What swimming techniques can people use to swim as fast as possible?
  • What tools can help with swimming fast?


Content taught:

  • A leg stroke inspired by the dolphin has become established in competition because it allows faster propulsion than pure crawl swimming („dolphin kicks“).
  • The dolphin kick works both in prone and lateral position. But be careful: in side position, untrained swimmers quickly swim in circles.
  • An effective means of increasing propulsion is to increase the surface area used to generate propulsion, e.g. by using fins.


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