Tampa, FL -- (SBWIRE) -- 03/28/2014 -- Fitness Life Stories, a lifestyle and fitness website, recently featured “Go Swim Straight-Arm Freestyle,” a DVD by Atlanta Olympics gold medalist Scott Tucker. The how-to video shares Tucker’s tips on important swimming techniques, such as breathing and kicking.
“We couldn’t wait to see his DVD, people from every department decided to come watch it with me when I first got my copy,” says Jermaine Shaw, a writer and editor at Fitness Life Stories. “He won a gold medal at the Olympics, so you know that he’s an expert.”
The website, which focuses on outdoor fitness and weight loss, reviewed Tucker’s DVD for swimming enthusiasts, would be professionals, and non-swimmers alike. The DVD gives the secret to Tucker’s signature swimming style: a freestyle that relies on straight arm strokes.
Tucker’s gold medal win came nearly 20 years ago, in 1996. Tucker has stayed close to the sport and still participates, trains, and follows swimming. In recent years, the sport has become more popular, with swimmers such as Michael Phelps becoming superstars.
“Anyone can swim, you don’t have to be a pro – you just have to get a few of the techniques down,” says Shaw. “That’s what we really want to show people. Swimming is a sport for all. It’s a great way to stay active, and it’s always fun to jump into the water. If you want to take your swimming to the next level, there are ways to do that, too.”
With the increase in swimming’s popularity came a renewed interest in the sport by the public, and Tucker decided to share his swimming knowledge with the world. The DVD features Tucker talking about his training and his gold medal win, along with his techniques.
“There are a lot of instructional swimming videos out there,” says Shaw. “But it was pretty clear that when you want to perfect a sport or improve your athletic technique, you can’t go wrong getting tips from an Olympic gold medalist.”
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