How can I swim the 100 m freestyle faster?
To swim faster in the 100 freestyle, make a list of what you need to improve on and what your strengths are. Then analyze the physical requirements of the race and focus on improving each one. Finally, focus on getting easy speed, a great start, the first 50, the second 50, backend speed, front end speed, and top end speed.
Transcript: "Well, this is the question of every person that's ever swam 100 freestyle, how can I swim faster? And that will be the question until you stop swimming. It'll never end. It'll always be, how can I go faster? You'll swim the best time and you'll want to go faster as soon as you do it. So this is the question, how do I go faster? What I always do is I write a list. I have a list. OK, I have a pad and a pen, and I draw a line down the middle. And I write on one side what do I have, and then on the other side what do I need. So what do I have is, what are your strengths? What are you really good at? What have you figured out? What are your weaknesses? What do you need to work on? These are the things that I ask myself. And then when I look down that list, I see the areas that I need to keep working on and the areas that I need to improve. And then I do the same thing for the 100 freestyle. What are the expectations of this race? What are the requirements of the race? What do I need in order to perform well in the 100 freestyle specifically. OK, I'm not talking about any other race, just this one race. How do I improve in this one race? What are the physical requirements of this race? I've got to have a great start. I've got to have a great reaction, entry, breakout, underwaters. These things are important, so these are on your list. Then I've got to get out with easy speed. What is easy speed? It's the speed you feel when you're going out as fast as you can, but you're holding back a little bit. There's something in reserve. It feels comfortable even though you're going very fast. Then there's the first 50, and the second 50, and the backend speed, and the front end speed, and the top end speed. I mean, there are so many factors in a great 100 freestyle. Write them all down, figure out what you need. I mean, that's the best way I can answer this question because it's going to be never ending."