This post offers a video and comments with some of her tips toward better swimming.
When starting up with swimming, we all seem to have short and fast stroke or “dog-paddle”-like tendencies. While you may feel like you’re working hard, you don’t reach the tempo or efficiency Coughlin addresses here.
In my recent experience with the triathlon training program in which I’m participating at my health club, the coach regularly emphasizes long reach with your stroke. Ultimately, the best and most efficient tempo will usually result in a decreased stroke count within each lap.
Seems hard to comprehend potentially, but take a look this information and maybe it will make more sense!