About Kyle Main

Kyle's impressive international swimming career has stretched from 1995, consisting of multiple SA titles to current professional marathon swimmer. He swam across the Strait of Gibraltar in May and is swimming the Rottness Channel race in Perth in 2014.

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Four Swimming Drills To Perfect Your Pull

In last issue’s article I focused on the catch. A good catch leads to an effective pull, so now is probably a good time to look at the three important pull phases. Your pull can lead to the biggest improvement in your stroke. Phase 1 Downward During the first phase, the hand enters the water in line with the shoulder. The hand must be relaxed and flat. Your fingers must be together with your thumb […]

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Reduce your swimming resistance, swim faster

Cheat resistance with four swim drills Resistance is one of the most important and most neglected aspects of swimming, especially when training for a multisport event. The fact that water is 1,000 times more dense than air explains why there is so much resistive force against us when we swim. This force is called drag. Our body also causes its own drag through turbulence as we speed up or decelerate through the stroke cycle. So […]

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