How To Improve Your Swim Stroke Rate | The Optimum Swimming Cadence For Triathlon

Published on January 4th 2019


Your swim stroke rate is how many strokes you take per minute. What should this rate be? And how can you improve your front crawl stroke to reach this number? Subscribe to GTN: Check out the GTN Shop: Stroke rate is important because it affects the rhythm of your stroke and is directly related to the distance you take per stroke in the water. If your stroke rate is too slow, itโ€™s a good indication that there is too much glide between successive strokes. A 'glide' in the stroke slows you down as you need to re-accelerate yourself again with the next stroke - and that's more effort! If however, your stroke rate is too fast, it suggests that your arms are slipping through the water and there isnโ€™t good propulsion coming from a solid catch, pull and push phase of the stroke. Ultimately, this means losing distance per stroke. Therefore, finding the optimal stroke rate is about the right balance between stroke rate and distance per stroke (and this certainly will be different for each athlete). What is your natural stroke rate? Let us know in the comments below ๐Ÿ‘‡ If you enjoyed this video, make sure to give it a thumbs up and share it with your friends. ๐Ÿ‘ Submit your content here: If you'd like to contribute captions and video info in your language, here's the link - Watch more on GTN... ๐Ÿ“น Pool Swim Stroke Vs Open Water Triathlon Stroke | How Do They Differ? - ๐Ÿ“น 3 Swim Drills To Improve Your Front Crawl Technique | Swim Faster Freestyle In your Next Triathlon - Music: Epidemic Sound Split - [ocean jams] Wave - [ocean jams] Concrete Jungle 3 (Sting) - Jan Chmelar (1) Beats And RnB (Sting) - Merlean Photos: ยฉ Triathlon / Getty Images