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Just watch and learn from one of the best swimmers of all time.
The ultimate sprinting machine from Russia.
He used to have one of the most beautiful and most efficient strokes out there.
His coach Gennadi Touretski, currently living and coaching in Switzerland is a coaching mastermind of our time and has done a tremendous job of getting Alexander Popov to be the best sprinter in the world.
Alexander is a very tall guy which makes it easy to swim (same as Michael Phelps), however, his technique is what sets him apart.
Watching him swim is just such a pleasure as he seems to be in this relaxed zen state of composure.
Alexander Popov up close and personal only for you.
When watching pay attention to his head position, body rotation, high elbow recovery, his high early vertical arm (catch) and just overall great freestyle swimming form.
To learn how to swim like Alexander Popov see the following posts for inspiration on technique and drill tips:
also, what's 'DPS'?
DPS means 'Distance Per Stroke' which in other words is how far does a swimmer move per one stroke. If I were you I wouldn't be too concerned with this. Think of it more in a way of how many strokes you take in one length of the pool. The more strokes you take, the shorter DPS and of course the less strokes, the longer DPS.
To the head out of water swim. This is called the 'tarzan' or 'water polo swim'. It is used as a drill to get some more kicking workout and also to practice your catch in the water. Finally, it can also be used to strengthen your posture as it is quite tough to keep your chin out of the water all the time.
Hope this helps. Let me know if you are wondering more things and I can post an article about it.