Examining ‘Easy Speed’ to maximise performance

The term ‘easy speed’ gets thrown around a lot, but for the majority of individuals, remains somewhat unclear. In picturing it, we can all imagine the fastest Olympians making swimming top speeds look really easy, but what we don’t realise is that the underpinning theory can be extended to anyone. The most exciting element of … Continue reading Examining ‘Easy Speed’ to maximise performance

The Importance of a Functioning Support Team

So far, I have begun to discuss the critical elements behind what makes someone fast, or good, in a given discipline. For sprint swimming, it appears to turn on finding the equilibrium between absolute power and the application of such. There are many theories surrounding this, but surely there exists a vast number of additional … Continue reading The Importance of a Functioning Support Team

WHY MAXIMUM EFFORT MAY NOT EQUATE TO MAXIMUM SPEED

There’s this saying that always gets brought up in swimming…               “Spinning the wheels” What does this mean? Well it is usually referring to someone who is sprinting, without really holding water. Their limbs are moving quickly, and it is obvious that they are putting in a lot of effort, but it isn’t resulting in … Continue reading WHY MAXIMUM EFFORT MAY NOT EQUATE TO MAXIMUM SPEED