This post courtesy of Ritter Sports Performance’s Abbie Fish, Stroke Technique Guru

Abbie took Caeleb Dressel’s 100 Free (perhaps the most amazing swim in the history of swimming) and analyzed it for our viewing pleasure!

Caeleb Dressel’s 100 Free (40.00) is broken down like this:

1st 25:

4.11 seconds underwater going 14.0 meters before breaking the surface.
He took 4 complete cycles (8 strokes) at a rate of .99 per cycle and Distance Per Cycle of 2.21 meters.
Turn time = .62 seconds

2nd 25:

3.00 seconds underwater going 9.0 meters before breaking the surface.
He took 6 complete cycles (12 strokes) at a rate of 1.00 per cycle and Distance Per Cycle of 2.31 meters.
Turn time = .63 seconds

3rd 25:

3.37 seconds underwater going 9.0 meters again before breaking the surface.
He took 6 complete cycles again with a rate of 1.02 and Distance Per Cycle of 2.31 meters per second.
Turn time = .75 seconds

4th 25:

3.37 seconds underwater going 9.0 meters.
Dressel finished with 7 cycles with a rate of 1.03 and Distance Per Cycle of 1.98 meters.

As you can see, Caeleb Dressel’s 100 Free was very consistent, as he maintained his stroke rate within a few hundredths of a second throughout the 4×25’s. 

 

 

Want your race to be analysed like Caeleb Dressel’s 100 Free? At RITTER Sports Performance, Abbie offers remote stroke technique coaching. Learn more here.

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