On this episode of the #AskASwimPro show we’re in our Detroit studio discussing why swimming is harder than any other sport!

– Why swimmers think their sport is the hardest
– Differences between swimming and other sports
– Pool Swimming vs Open Water vs Water Polo vs Lifeguard Competitions

Listen to the #AskASwimPro Show on SoundCloud:


  • 1:02 – Why do swimmers think swimming is harder than any other sport?
  • 3:10 – The main reason swimming is harder than other forms of exercise!
  • 5:03 – What do you think about when you swim for a long time?
  • 7:30 – Ways swimming is different than other sports.
  • 10:25 – How often do you have to swim to get better at swimming?
  • 12:54 – How to improve breaststroke kick?
  • 17:00 – Pool Swimming vs Open Water Swimming vs Water Polo.
  • 18:38 – Discussion on Lifeguard swim competitions.
  • 20:30 – Best breaststroke drill!
  • 21:26 – How to do interval training using breath count and heart rate?

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