April 2023,  COACH,  EXTRA,  Top Tips,  Training and Technique

Pool skills: underwater dolphin kick

Improve your swimming with an underwater dolphin kick, says Simon Griffiths.

As a club swimmer in the 1970s, we were taught to get to the surface as soon as possible after starts and turns. Back then we thought that was the fastest way to swim.

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I created Outdoor Swimmer in 2011 (initially as H2Open Magazine) as an outlet for my passion for swimming outdoors. I've been a swimmer and outdoor swimmer for as long as I remember. Swimming has made a huge difference to my life and I want to share its joys and benefits with as many people as possible. I am also the author of Swim Wild & Free: A Practical Guide to Swimming Outdoors 365 a Year and I provide one-to-one support to swimmers through Swim Mentoring.