PHOENIX SWIM CLUB

Kick Test Sets

Kicking is an important aspect of a swimmer’s development. The best swimmers in the world at all ages utilize kick driven strokes to propel themselves through the water at high speeds. An effective kick raises the swimmer’s legs up to a horizontal/prone position, thus reducing drag. As the leg muscles are amongst the largest in the body, having a trained, effective kick minimizes energy and oxygen consumption, whilst maximizing propulsion. Having the legs to accelerate in a sprint event or at the end of a longer race can only be done if the kick is developed and trained through the ages and groups with coaches & swimmers who believe in the same kicking philosophy. At PSC, kicking is a focus point during every practice. Below are the test sets we use in our groups to challenge our swimmers to become better kickers and as a result, better swimmers.