These swimmers always have great body position and always remain streamlined and balanced in the water, whether it was in the beginning, middle or end of a race in fresh water or salt, in rough water or tranquil conditions.
In talking to Andersen and observing Ilchenko and Wilimovsky train, we know first-hand that these athletes really worked on their kick and leg strength. It was not a natural talent, but a well-developed asset. They just do not let their legs drag behind them, but they see their lower body as a great means of propulsion and balance.
Similarly, all of the pre-race Olympic medalist hopefuls going into the 2016 Rio Olympic Games have great leg strength.
Like in a standard pool or in the open water, kicking ability can all be enhanced during workouts in an Endless Pool, both with and without a kickboard.
Open water swimmers Lexie Kelly and Cass of Mission Viejo Masters are shown above working out in an Endless Pool.
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