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Swimming Distance per Stroke and Swim Stroke Rate

By December 26, 2012

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Many coaches talk about distance per stroke (DPS) and strokes/minute or strokes/second (stroke rate - SR) or even seconds/stroke - but what does it all mean? Should I worry about how many strokes I take when I swim?

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December 26, 2012 at 11:44 am
(1) Brian Rucker says:

Yes & no. When going marathon distances it’s helpful to keep a stroke count for consistant speed, but over many miles it’s also important to be able to have several mechanical variations in your stroke to rest as you go. The DPS will chang the SPM, so at times it’s more important to stretch out ang get good glide for a spell

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