The Race Club Video: Swim Velocity Meter

Courtesy of Gary Hall Sr., 10-time World Record Holder, 3-time Olympian, 1976 Olympic Games US Flagbearer and The Race Club co-founder.

Although the streamline is one of the first things swimmers ever learn, we see so many using one that results in more drag.

Many coaches or swim instructors will tell swimmers to squeeze their head between their biceps. This causes the back of the head to stick out from behind the arms, putting the body in a position with additional drag.

Thanks to velocity meter technology, we were able to test just how much of a difference streamlining actually makes. Often times we see swimmers get lazy off the walls, not even streamlining at all but instead just using what we call a “Superman” position. Watch the video above to see just how much of a difference using a hyper streamline makes. We guarantee it will convince you to change some of those poor streamlining habits.

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