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Swimming – Freestyle – Flutter-Kick Basics

Swimming – Freestyle – Flutter-Kick Basics


Freestyle – Flutter Kick Basics Depending on the type of swimming you’re doing… competitive, fitness, or open water… the ability to control your legs, and keep them productive, is very important. Here are a few key things to keep in mind as you work on your flutter kick. Why do it: Working just on your kick, no matter your sport, can give you a more rhythmic and productive stroke. The ability to turn on, or turn off your kick, can also make the decisions of saving energy or gaining velocity all yours. How to do it: We start with basic kick on a board. While people will complain about body position, this is all about being able to focus solely on your feet. And taking away that need to go for air allows you to focus more. Many people have been taught to kick with a straight leg like this. Please, don’t. While it may feel like you’re working, which you are, you won’t be going forward. Instead of keeping the legs straight, think of snapping through the end of the toes and allow the knees to bend just a bit to allow for that snap. Many runners or triathletes have ankles that don’t flex like swimmers. And the more they kick, the slower they go. 2 quick options for this, 1. keep your feet high in the shadow of your body which wetsuits will really help with, 2. or start working on your ankle flexibility and focus on pointing your toes. People would think they get all their power from the thighs, tend to try to set up the entire kick like they’re riding a bike. Remember! The resistance you create when setting up the kick must be overcome with the propulsion you generate. The solution for this? Keep your kick small and don’t create resistance with your thighs. Kick from your hips, not from your thighs. If you want to continue to work on your kick and your body position, grab a Finis swimmer’s snorkel. You can continue to use the board if you need it. But hold it out farther in front of you and place your face in the water. If you feel comfortable without the board, just hold your hands in front about shoulder width apart. Continue keeping the kick small and now you can watch the bottom to see your forward movement. How to do it really well(the fine points): Keep the kick quick and small. Try to keep the knees from going too deep or outside the shadow of your body. Think small when you kick and remember to point your toes. Finally, don’t allow your feet to go too high out of the water. Most of the bubbles you see here are caused by the heels sucking air down, rather than the front of the foot pushing air down into the water.

100 thoughts on “Swimming – Freestyle – Flutter-Kick Basics”

  1. @AJKellyDCFC – Honestly… since everyone is made a bit different, you'll never find "one" way for everyone. Take this, as well as the other tips you've seen, experiment, and determine that works for you the best. Debate on things like this is pointless because there isn't one solution for anyone. Take it all in, figure out the combination that's best for you. That's why we put stuff out, not to say THIS is the way, but to offer many ideas. Best wishes and keep swimming.

  2. Great video — showing different scenarios (straight leg — which I tend to do..), bicycle kick etc., then showing how best to place your legs and propel forward. This is exactly what my coach counsels – and she's a national level swimmer! Great video!

  3. Thanks for a very informative video. Showing the wrong kicks helped as much as showing the correct kick.

  4. Very competent explanation, the "right" way may not work for everyone who is not an advanced level swimmer, because it goes with the correct style. Stronger, bulkier men and women should minimize kicking for best results, the two beat kick was designed for them and feels natural. The ultimate goal as you progress should be what this clip demonstrates as orthodox kicking.

  5. great! our midterm exam on swimming is to do Flutter Kick(with board, of course) from the start to the last of the lane. I can't make it through, and our midterm exam is already on Monday. This really helped me, I usually do straight legs and strong kick (so the water usually splash), but it's not the right move. Thank You so much.

  6. Fantastic! Thank YOU! You have just resolved the main thing discouraging me from swimming over the past 8 years! I have been kicking with Straight legs since high school. ( Just lost a lot of respect for my coach of then)

  7. @MoopsZ – I think a lot of coaches certain mean well… it's just the idea that the legs be "straighter", not "straight" gets lost in translation and understanding. While you certainly don't wan HUGE bends in the legs… the should be some. Besides… sure makes things a long easier! πŸ™‚

  8. @biologyclass101 – Go get 'em and visit our site and let us know how you did! Good luck and keep the toes pointed too!

  9. Tilt your pevis back, so that you make an arch with your belly forward. The core strength of your body will help you keep your legs up and your body streamline.

  10. Your body cuts a hole in the water with the leading arms, head, shoulders and torso. Think of that hole in the water as the shadow, don't let your legs go too far outside of that.

  11. I have a hard time kicking when I swim. When I do my strokes, it's kind of hard to kick for me. Any help?

  12. okay so here's the deal i'm 12 yrs old and cant swim and when I try to do the flutter kick i move like a centimeter (NOTHING!) and its frustrating no matter how many times someone tries to help it doesn't work! why? i got the arms down but just not this flutter kick !!

  13. thanks for making this video. My friend, she's a beginner and she has a problem with her kicking. Now I know what it is…her "teachers" told her to keep her legs straight. Some teachers huh.

  14. I think most teachers have the right idea in mind, some just don't finish the explanation. They should say "straighter" to most students… not straight. Thanks for the comments and hope our work helps. Please visit our site for many more drills, practices, and access to our premium content.

  15. I have a big question,

    Do you want to point your toes like a ballerina? or do you want to point your toes as relaxed as possible (stiffening the ankle but not the feet)

    Thank you for the video !

  16. Lol i thought maybe you can tape your ankles for the run so you won't break your ankles lol (braces maybe?)

  17. is kicking with a straight stiff leg the cause of sinking? I'm 5'0 90 pounds in beginners swimming at my college and I notice that I kick with a straight leg and sink after a couple of seconds.

    thanks

  18. Definitely need to keep this in mind when doing laps. I noticed my collapse in speed immediately after a couple, the legs just give out and start going all over the place. Oh well just a reason to train more!

  19. Great video. Two points are mentioned by most online tutorials : 1. Ankle flexibility/ relaxed ankles 2. Point your toes. The problems is when I point my toes, my foot gets stretched to align with my leg and my ankle tightens. Then my anke is certainly not relaxed and my foot remains quite rigid for the kick. When I don't point my toes, my ankle is relaxed and my foot automatically moves up and down, generating propulsion. What is correct? Both these points seem to be at odds with each other.

  20. Hi, I'm a non native English speaker.. what does pointing one's toes mean? In the (when standing) up or down direction? Thanks.

  21. This happens to me to as well even when I'm keeping my legs straight and toes pointed because when the teacher had me kick backstroke, I was able to do it with no problem! and also my legs feel very heavy when I'm around halfway through the pool (freestyle). Is it only my ankle flexibility? How can I fix this?

  22. You 'point' your toes when you push your toes as far away from your knee as possible. If you still don't understand, imagine you are sitting watching TV and have no arms but you want to change the TV channel. How do you do it using your toes? You have to 'point your big toe' to push the TV channel button!. If I have confused you even more, then maybe try googling 'point toes'

  23. hey I am a competitive swimmer I've been swimming for half a year now, I got 1 AA (in 50m free) but then I lost it a few weeks ago cuz i turned 12. In swimming practices, i noticed that my kicking is like, one of the worst while my stroke and pulls are rlly well. I have no idea why like the things you said like biking and not using straight and stuff i do do it but i still kick really slow…. Do you have any ideas why? THANKS SO MUCH! πŸ˜€

  24. I have a question, which kicking technique is better, with straight legs or slightly bent? cause my new coach says to keep it straight because with my knees bending, they going to cause drag but I still kind of feel I go faster with slightly bent. I don't know, I just want to know what and why.

  25. I have a good friend of mine who said the same thing about "kick from the hips". I'm a little confused by this though, could you explain a little or how to work on kicking with the hips please?

  26. When the leg is in the upward movement, keep the leg straight at the knee. When at the downward movement, bend the knee at the start and ends with the kick to produce the thrust.

  27. It's not really an active bending of the leg, though. The resistance of the water against your leg and especially the foot will cause that bend to occur.
    The key is that you shouldn't think about keeping your leg straight, because this will cause you to force them to stay straight and lose the dynamic movement. Focus on keeping you toes pointed instead. That way your legs will be nice and long, but they will have enough give to move dynamically with the water resistance on the way down.

  28. The kick is initated from the hip and not the knees. Many beginners kick from the knees rather than using their hips to produce the kick. This will produce a really bent knee and actually reduce the surface area that kicks the water. It also lowers your centre of gravity and will cause your legs to sink, ruining your position in the water.
    If you lay on your back and kick your knees should not leave the water. You can hold a kickboard over them for better fedback. Your knees should not hit it.

  29. It could be that your amplitude is simply too big, i.e. you kick down too far. Remeber that it's called "flutter" kick, not "kick the water as hard as you can and knock it out" kick.

  30. "Kick from your hips not from your thighs."

    ?? Seriously.. this is just confusing. Your thighs are connected to your hips.

  31. Get in a try it. If you can't differentiate between the muscles in the thighs, and the muscles in the hip flexors, then breaststroke may be your better option. Hopefully that clarifies a bit.

  32. He said to keep the kick small. Don't try to kick the legs far up and down. It should really be a relatively small movement. And with goggles and the snorkel you can look straight down at the ground of the pool to see how you move forward.

  33. Ah. Okay. Here goes:
    "Continue keeping the kick small. And now you can watch the bottom to see your forward movement.
    How to do it really well, the fine points: Keep the kick quick and small."

  34. Good grief! I would not have YouTubed this had I not accident discovered the flutter kick while the gym yesterday. I noticed how much more propultion I had. Mind = Blow. I've been kicking straight-leg for years. Just… wow!

  35. When you flutter kick, your hips should rotate. Power your kick from the hips instead of your legs. Does that make sense? πŸ™‚

  36. This video was so helpful.Β  I started swim lessons on Monday and was not moving in the water at all.Β  After watching this I saw that my legs were too straight.Β  Yesterday I went back tried what you described and swam a couple laps at the end of my second lesson.Β  Thanks.

  37. Any swimming experts want to correct or confirm his kick technique? Because I'm clueless but I have a hunch it may not be correct.

  38. Wow my P.E teacher told me to keep my legs straight when I swim. That explains why I don't go anywhere when I do it

  39. I was the bike rider on the swim team back in the day. Every time I've been in the pool to work on my kick, I have to wear fins. It's awkward as fuck but now I understand that I have weak hips and I've always known that my ankles were weak so now I know that I need to focus on building my ankle strength before I should expect any changes in my kick and forward propulsion. Thanks for posting this video!

  40. I have been practicing this technique 30 minutes a day for a week, and still having troubles with it. I feel like I don't have enough energy to kick, my body doesn't float, or I don't know how to kick from the hips. I have to stop kicking after a few seconds to breath, and those kicks only make me move 5 feet from the start. Unbeievable!!! I understand that each person should work on their own pace, but I'm still disappointed when I saw other people in the same class master these kicks on the first day and now they are learning other swim styles.

  41. i swim Β long distance with my friend that swam the English Channel – in 11:19 minutes… he barely moves his legs while swimming nearly 3 mph…

  42. Im old and just starting to learn to swim. Im taking private lessons but have a terrible time with the kick. i have heavy long legs and they keep sinking. any suggestions?

  43. You nailed it at 1:15 for me. My ankles don't flex – in 30 seconds with a kickboard I haven't gone 15 yards. The moment I stop pulling with my arms I stop dead. (makes a flip turn pretty awkward) Suggestions?

  44. New to swimming and have a tri sprint in August and I keep trying to learn kicks with a board but I don't move at all. I had to put on flippers today to do it. My legs always sink. I've also never been able to float bec my legs pull me down. Frustrated

  45. Ohhhh… you're mend to kick your ankles I just keep my legs straight and kick as hard as i can, no wonder I'm always struck in the same place
    I'd been taking swimming lessons for almost 3 months and I still can't swim :'(

  46. Why do we need the board? Why can we just swim with our hands forwards? ( for breathing we can swim breast stroke for one secound and contiue.)

  47. This is helpful. I've had a long break from swimming and 2 weeks ago I've decided to start again. Every time I went to the pool I've felt that I slack when it comes to legs and should be doing more.

    Now I know that I've been keeping my legs straight and wasn't doing it at all like on the vid.

  48. 1
    00:00:00,063 –> 00:00:07,577
    Freestyle – Flutter Kick Basics
    μžμœ ν˜• – νŒ”λž‘ μ°¨κΈ°(flutter kick) 기초

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    Depending on the type of swimming you're doing… competitive, fitness, or open water… the ability to control your legs, and keep them productive, is very important.
    μ–΄λ–€ μˆ˜μ˜μ„ ν•˜λŠλƒμ— 따라… κ²½κΈ° 수영, 건강을 μœ„ν•œ 수영, ν˜Ήμ€ μ•Όμ™Έ 수영… 닀리λ₯Ό μ œμ–΄ν•˜κ³ , λ‹€λ¦¬λ‘œ 좔진λ ₯을 λ‚Ό 수 있게 μœ μ§€ν•˜λŠ” λŠ₯λ ₯이 맀우 μ€‘μš”ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

    3
    00:00:17,437 –> 00:00:20,617
    Here are a few key things to keep in mind as you work on your flutter kick.
    νŒ”λž‘ μ°¨κΈ°(flutter kick)λ₯Ό ν›ˆλ ¨ν•  λ•Œ λ§ˆμŒμ†μ— 담아두어야 ν•  λͺ‡ 가지 사항을 μ†Œκ°œν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

    4
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    Why do it:
    μ™œ ν• κΉŒμš”:

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    Working just on your kick, no matter your sport, can give you a more rhythmic and productive stroke.
    μ–΄λ–€ μ’…λͺ©μ΄λƒμ— 상관없이, μ°¨κΈ°λ₯Ό λ‹¨λ ¨ν•˜λ©΄, λ”μš± μœ¨λ™μ μ΄κ³  좔진λ ₯이 κ°•ν•œ μ˜λ²•μ„ ꡬ사할 수 μžˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

    6
    00:00:28,070 –> 00:00:35,965
    The ability to turn on, or turn off your kick, can also make the decisions of saving energy or gaining velocity all yours.
    λ˜ν•œ, ν™œλ°œν•˜κ²Œ μ°¨λŠ” λŠ₯λ ₯을 μΌœκ±°λ‚˜ 끌 수 있게 되면, νž˜μ„ μ•„λ‚„ 것인가 ν˜Ήμ€ 속도λ₯Ό λ‚Ό 것인가 ν•˜λŠ” 결정을 μžμ‹ μ˜ μ˜μ§€μ— 따라 내릴 수 있게 λ©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

    7
    00:00:37,027 –> 00:00:37,733
    How to do it:
    μ–΄λ–»κ²Œ ν• κΉŒμš”:

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    We start with basic kick on a board.
    뜰판(kick board)을 작고 ν•˜λŠ” 기초 μ°¨κΈ°μ—μ„œ μ‹œμž‘ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

    9
    00:00:40,812 –> 00:00:46,145
    While people will complain about body position, this is all about being able to focus solely on your feet.
    λͺΈ μžμ„Έμ— λŒ€ν•΄ λΆˆν‰ν•˜λŠ” μ‚¬λžŒλ“€μ΄ μžˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€λ§Œ, μ „μ μœΌλ‘œ λ°œμ—λ§Œ 집쀑할 수 있게 ν•΄μ€λ‹ˆλ‹€.

    10
    00:00:46,370 –> 00:00:50,126
    And taking away that need to go for air allows you to focus more.
    λ˜ν•œ, μˆ¨μ‰¬λŸ¬ λ‚˜κ°ˆ ν•„μš”κ°€ μ—†μ–΄μ§€λ―€λ‘œ μ’€ 더 집쀑할 수 μžˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

    11
    00:00:51,025 –> 00:00:55,283
    Many people have been taught to kick with a straight leg like this. Please, don't.
    λ§Žμ€ μ‚¬λžŒμ΄ 이런 μ‹μœΌλ‘œ 닀리λ₯Ό λ°˜λ“―ν•˜κ²Œ ν•˜μ—¬ 차라고 λ°°μ› μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€. ν•˜μ§€λ§Œ, 제발 κ·Έλ ‡κ²Œ ν•˜μ§€ λ§ˆμ„Έμš”.

    12
    00:00:55,611 –> 00:00:59,834
    While it may feel like you're working, which you are, you won't be going forward.
    νž˜λ“€κ²Œ ν›ˆλ ¨ν•˜κ³  μžˆλ‹€κ³  λŠλΌκ² μ§€λ§Œ, μ‹€μ œλ‘œ κ·Έλ ‡μŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€λ§Œ, μ•žμœΌλ‘œ λ‚˜κ°€μ§€λŠ” λͺ»ν•  κ²ƒμž…λ‹ˆλ‹€.

    13
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    Instead of keeping the legs straight, think of snapping through the end of the toes and allow the knees to bend just a bit to allow for that snap.
    닀리λ₯Ό λ°˜λ“―ν•˜κ²Œ μœ μ§€ν•˜μ§€ 말고, 발끝으둜 탁 λ•Œλ¦¬λŠ” 것을 μƒκ°ν•˜λ©΄μ„œ, κ·Έ λ™μž‘μ„ ν•  수 μžˆκ²Œλ” λ¬΄λ¦Žμ„ μ‚΄μ§λ§Œ κ΅¬λΆ€λ¦¬μ‹­μ‹œμš”.

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    00:01:11,476 –> 00:01:14,970
    Many runners or triathletes have ankles that don't flex like swimmers.
    달리기 ν˜Ήμ€ μ‚Όμ’…κ²½κΈ°λ₯Ό ν•˜λŠ” μ‚¬λžŒλ“€μ€ μˆ˜μ˜μ„ μˆ˜λ“€μ²˜λŸΌ 발λͺ©μ„ νŽ΄μ§€ λͺ»ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

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    And the more they kick, the slower they go.
    κ·Έλž˜μ„œ 더 많이 찰수둝, 더 λŠλ €μ§‘λ‹ˆλ‹€.

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    00:01:17,986 –> 00:01:19,535
    2 quick options for this,
    이 경우 두 가지 해결방법이 μžˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

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    1. keep your feet high in the shadow of your body which wetsuits will really help with,
    1. Wetsuit(슈트, μŠ΅μ‹μž μˆ˜λ³΅, λΆ€λ ₯이 있음)을 μž…μœΌλ©΄ λͺΈμ΄ λœ¨λ―€λ‘œ, μ°¨λŠ” λ™μ•ˆ 두 λ°œμ„ λͺΈν†΅μ΄ κ·Έλ¦¬λŠ” ꢀ적 μ•ˆμ— μœ μ§€ν•˜μ‹­μ‹œμš”.

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    00:01:24,905 –> 00:01:29,644
    2. or start working on your ankle flexibility and focus on pointing your toes.
    2. λ˜λŠ” 발λͺ© μœ μ—°μ„±μ„ μœ„ν•œ ν›ˆλ ¨μ„ μ‹œμž‘ν•˜κ³  λ°œλμ„ λΎ°μ‘±ν•˜κ²Œ ν•˜λŠ” 데 μ§‘μ€‘ν•˜μ‹­μ‹œμš”.

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    00:01:32,424 –> 00:01:38,578
    People would think they get all their power from the thighs, tend to try to set up the entire kick like they're riding a bike.
    μ‚¬λžŒλ“€μ€ μ°¨λŠ” 힘이 ν—ˆλ²…μ§€μ—μ„œ μ˜¨λ‹€κ³  μƒκ°ν•˜κ³€ ν•΄μ„œ, 마치 μžμ „κ±°λ₯Ό νƒˆ λ•Œμ²˜λŸΌ μ°° μ€€λΉ„λ₯Ό ν•˜λ €λŠ” κ²½ν–₯이 μžˆμŠ΅λ‹ˆλ‹€.

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    Remember! The resistance you create when setting up the kick must be overcome with the propulsion you generate.
    κΈ°μ–΅ν•˜μ„Έμš”! μ°° μ€€λΉ„λ₯Ό ν•˜λŠλΌ λ§Œλ“€μ–΄ λ‚΄λŠ” μ €ν•­λ ₯을, 당신이 λ§Œλ“€μ–΄ λ‚΄λŠ” 좔진λ ₯으둜 κ·Ήλ³΅ν•΄μ•Όλ§Œ ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

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    00:01:45,694 –> 00:01:46,930
    The solution for this?
    이에 λŒ€ν•œ 해결책은?

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    Keep your kick small and don't create resistance with your thighs.
    λ™μž‘μ„ μž‘κ²Œ ν•˜μ—¬ μ°¨λ©΄μ„œ, ν—ˆλ²…μ§€λ‘œ 저항을 λ§Œλ“€μ§€ λ§ˆμ„Έμš”.

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    00:01:51,150 –> 00:01:53,696
    Kick from your hips, not from your thighs.
    ν—ˆλ²…μ§€μ—μ„œλΆ€ν„° 차지 말고, μ—‰λ©μ΄μ—μ„œλΆ€ν„° μ°¨μ‹­μ‹œμš”.

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    If you want to continue to work on your kick and your body position, grab a Finis swimmer's snorkel.
    μ°¨λŠ” 것과 λ™μ‹œμ— λͺΈν†΅ μžμ„Έλ„ 같이 ν›ˆλ ¨ν•˜κ³  μ‹Άλ‹€λ©΄, ν”Όλ‹ˆμŠ€ μ„Όν„° μŠ€λ…Έν΄(Snorkel, μˆ¨λŒ€λ‘±)을 μ‚¬μš©ν•˜μ‹­μ‹œμš”.

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    You can continue to use the board if you need it.
    ν•„μš”ν•˜λ‹€λ©΄ 뜰판(kick board)을 같이 μ‚¬μš©ν•˜μ‹­μ‹œμš”.

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    But hold it out farther in front of you and place your face in the water.
    ν•˜μ§€λ§Œ 뜰판(kick board)은 μ•žμœΌλ‘œ 멀리 μž‘μ•„μ•Ό ν•˜κ³ , 얼꡴은 물속에 λ‹΄κ°€μ•Ό ν•©λ‹ˆλ‹€.

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    If you feel comfortable without the board, just hold your hands in front about shoulder width apart.
    뜰판(kick board) 없이 ν•˜λŠ” 것이 νŽΈν•˜λ‹€λ©΄, 두 νŒ”μ€ μ–΄κΉ¨ λ„ˆλΉ„ μ •λ„λ‘œ λ²Œλ €μ„œ μ•žμ— λ‘μ‹­μ‹œμš”.

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    Continue keeping the kick small and now you can watch the bottom to see your forward movement.
    κ³„μ†ν•΄μ„œ λ™μž‘μ„ μž‘κ²Œ ν•˜μ—¬ μ°¨κ³ , μ΄μ œλŠ” 수영μž₯ λ°”λ‹₯을 λ³΄λ©΄μ„œ μ•žμœΌλ‘œ λ‚˜κ°€λŠ” μ›€μ§μž„μ„ κ΄€μ°°ν•˜μ‹­μ‹œμš”.

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    How to do it really well(the fine points):
    μ–΄λ–»κ²Œ ν•˜λ©΄ μ§„μ§œλ‘œ μž˜ν• κΉŒμš”(μš”μ ):

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    Keep the kick quick and small.
    λ™μž‘μ„ μž‘κ²Œ ν•˜μ—¬ λΉ λ₯΄κ²Œ μ°¨μ‹­μ‹œμš”.

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    00:02:24,823 –> 00:02:28,856
    Try to keep the knees from going too deep or outside the shadow of your body.
    무릎이 λ„ˆλ¬΄ 깊게 듀어가지 μ•Šλ„λ‘, ν˜Ήμ€ λͺΈν†΅μ΄ κ·Έλ¦¬λŠ” ꢀ적을 λ²—μ–΄λ‚˜μ§€ μ•Šλ„λ‘ λ…Έλ ₯ν•˜μ‹­μ‹œμš”.

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    00:02:29,277 –> 00:02:32,035
    Think small when you kick and remember to point your toes.
    μ°° λ•ŒλŠ” λ™μž‘μ„ μž‘κ²Œ ν•˜λŠ” 것을 μƒκ°ν•˜κ³ , λ°œλμ„ λΎ°μ‘±ν•˜κ²Œ ν•  것을 κΈ°μ–΅ν•˜μ„Έμš”.

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    Finally, don't allow your feet to go too high out of the water.
    λ§ˆμ§€λ§‰μœΌλ‘œ, 발이 λ¬Ό λ°–μœΌλ‘œ λ„ˆλ¬΄ 높이 μ˜¬λΌκ°€μ§€ μ•Šλ„λ‘ ν•˜μ‹­μ‹œμš”.

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    Most of the bubbles you see here are caused by the heels sucking air down, rather than the front of the foot pushing air down into the water.
    μ§€κΈˆ λ³΄μ΄λŠ” λŒ€λΆ€λΆ„μ˜ 곡기 λ°©μšΈμ€, λ°œλ“±μœΌλ‘œ λ°€μ–΄ 넣은 것이 μ•„λ‹ˆλΌ, λ°œλ’€κΏˆμΉ˜μ— λ”Έλ € λ“€μ–΄κ°„ 곡기에 μ˜ν•œ κ²ƒμž…λ‹ˆλ‹€.

  49. My 13 year old daughter was born with a 20 degree anti version in her right hip causing her right foot to hit her left foot in freestyle. She has used fins and they keep her feet straight until she takes them off.
    Any tips or drills to help correct this natural turn in of her right foot?
    (She has been competing for 4 years and just in last 6 months this has become a big issue).

  50. thanks for saying what you said about kicking with straight legs…. i often felt the kick lacks propulsion when u don't bent the knee at all.

  51. Please tell all instructors you meet like those in YMCA to watch this so they can all stop teaching kick with straight legs. The funny thing is when they demo it, because of this thing called knee, they bend their knees. I think the gist to what they were saying is to minimize the kick width.

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