Swimming is becoming more specialized with programs dedicated to finding faster ways of swimming and focusing on specific events. This has developed a level of specificity that involves understanding the science, physiology, and mechanics behind each event.
I try to maintain my speed throughout the race and not lose any speed.
Technical and physical improvements to the 50 freestyle can help minimize mistakes and make for a faster swim.
Make sure to work on your core muscles in order to coordinate pulling, kicking, and other movements. This will help you control your body and make sure that all movements are connected.
Timing your kick is more important than the strength and tempo of it. Be sure to time it with both the catch and end of your stroke.
Use both power and technique for the 50 free.
I maximize my strengths by taking 3-4 dolphin kicks off the start and 2-3 quick, powerful dolphin kicks off the wall.
The best way to kick is to keep your legs long and kick tight with minimal splashing.
Work on drills morning, afternoon, and evening, especially unilateral drills that focus on engaging the core and having a sharp and tight kick. For more specific advice, reach out to Caleb Dressel for help with strokes.