Significance of the Kick in Swimming [3] – The Thorpedo

Ian James Thorpe is an Australian swimmer who has won five Olympic gold medals, the most won by any Australian.  At the 2001 World Aquatics Championships, he became the first person to win six gold medals in one World Championship.[wikipedia]

He picked up the nickname “Thorpedo” because of his speed.

Not convinced that swimming is rear-wheel drive (i.e. kick powered) and not front-wheel drive (i.e. arm/pull powered), then watch the cadence of Ian Thorpe’s kick…

If you are in search of a pre-race pump-up video, or footage to use for visualization of technique especially kicking, then you may want to consider adding this video to your line up.