How Spiders Can Help You Swim Better

feet and swimming poolTip for weak kickers — or, as I like to call us, strong pullers: Think about your feet for a moment. One of my favorite tips from Coach Scott Willett is this: “Imagine there’s something creepy crawly on your toes and you’re flicking it off.”

All of a sudden, your feet get involved. they help propel you forward and they make that nice “plonk” sound, like when the tennis ball hits the sweet spot on the racquet.

Of course, there’s plenty more to a strong swim stroke than that, but if you’ve been avoiding kick drills because you just don’t go anywhere, think of spiders on your toes. Then see how fast you move.

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