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This video features Scott Tucker and the type of freestyle – called straight-arm-recovery freestyle -- that has helped him win two Olympic medals and four national titles.

We’ll slow things down so you can see how Scott breathes…

…how he kicks…

…how he catches and pulls…

…and how he recovers his arms over the water.

What you’ll discover is that while the above-water part of Scott’s freestyle may look very different…

…the underwater part looks very familiar.

The point is: No matter how you recover your arms over the water, there are elements of Scott’s freestyle that can be incorporated into your stroke. In this video, we’ll point out six specific things that Scott does…that you can add to your own swimming.

When you add these focus points to your swimming, it’s best not to think about all of them at the same time. Try to focus on one specific thing each day.

And when you work on these techniques, it should always be in addition to what your coach is asking you to do…not in place of.

All great swimmers will tell you: Don’t be afraid to try something new. Keep searching until you find the style and technique that’s right for you.

Now let’s watch how Olympic gold medalist Scott Tucker swims freestyle.