Whether you're training or racing, a weak push off the wall equals lost time and wasted energy.
Developing a strong underwater kick will help you maintain momentum off the wall and accelerate into your stroke. It will also strengthen your core muscles and improve your steamline.
Natalie Coughlin, co-captain of the 2008 Olympic swim team, has one of the best underwater kicks in the world. Watch the video below for three tips on how to fly off the wall.