Why do we do so much kicking practice? We don’t race kicking races!!

Zak Andrawos's picture

“Have a look at the great swimmers of the past 10 years; Thorpe, Coughlin, Piersol, Phelps…all great kickers. Kick is a critical part of swimming fast. Still not convinced??? Next time you train, cross your feet and swim the fastest 100 you can. Then do it again, working your legs fast and kicking with speed and power…..and feel the difference. In fact, one of the greatest swimmers of all time recently said about kick: “kicking is critical to success. I think of it like this. My arms take me out – (to half race distance) and my legs bring me back (the second half of the race). Without a strong kick to “bring me home” there would be no world records, no gold medals and no big race wins”