Swimming Lessons Glossary – Distance per stroke (dps)




Distance per stroke (dps)

I don’t understand the phrase Distance per stroke (dps). Can you Explain?


Distance per stroke (dps) :Drill for all strokes that encourages you to lengthen each stroke. Count the number of strokes you need to complete, say, 25 meters. Now swim the same distance, but extend your reach and lengthen your glide so that you can complete the same distance with one fewer stroke. Repeat several times, reducing your stroke count by one stroke each time. (Sorry — increasingly powerful push-offs from the wall do not count in this drill!)


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Perhaps you’d like to try Count strokes if you’ve mastered Distance per stroke (dps)




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