The Most Graceful Freestyle Swimming by Shinji Takeuchi

  • Published: 16 February 2008
  • Learning materials:
    Video Seminars for Efficient and Graceful Freestyle
    Web site:
    This video finally got ranked No.1 worldwide among famous swimmers (on June 11, 2012). Thank you very much for watching the video!
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Comments • 875

  • Raymond Akakpo
    Raymond Akakpo  2 weeks back

    Great stuff Shinji. Always an inspiration

    • Maria rosa Capurro
      Maria rosa Capurro  3 weeks back


      • Gabriel Anthony Along Uvat Mering

        Indeed, swimming is a good workout session.

        • YOON'S PAINT
          YOON'S PAINT  1 months back

          Stroke gracefully

          • Pablo Rivera
            Pablo Rivera  2 months back

            Very nice Front Quadrant swimming.

            • John Healy
              John Healy  2 months back

              This is the ultimate

              • Mohammed ALI TALHA
                Mohammed ALI TALHA  2 months back

                And he's moving fast as well.

                • Syq Mp
                  Syq Mp  3 months back

                  This stroke shall benefits skinny people

                  • Jessie Dahl
                    Jessie Dahl  3 months back

                    That is hella graceful

                    • guge hao
                      guge hao  3 months back


                      • Joji Rojas
                        Joji Rojas  3 months back

                        I cant stop watching this. I love to swim.

                        • David S.
                          David S.  3 months back

                          Who's watching in 2020?

                          • said boufi
                            said boufi  3 months back

                            Pool 25m ? Or 50?

                          • 林冠霖
                            林冠霖  4 months back


                            • derbeno
                              derbeno  4 months back

                              Difficult to execute it you naturally sink like a brick. I can more or less do in seawater but impossible in the pool.

                              • Mr. Meme kim
                                Mr. Meme kim  4 months back

                                This was in my recommendation

                                • Siddharth Joshi
                                  Siddharth Joshi  4 months back

                                  This is so peaceful to watch. I could watch it all day. You should see people in my society swimming pool, total chaos in pool. So much splash sometimes feels like 🌊

                                  • VOLTE7274 VOLTE7274
                                    VOLTE7274 VOLTE7274  5 months back

                                    your head position is under water totally and breathing not clear at video . could you please send details related breathing ? Thanks.

                                    • Masao Uebayashi
                                      Masao Uebayashi  5 months back

                                      when I swim, I play this music in my head

                                      • Mathi Evoli
                                        Mathi Evoli  5 months back

                                        Shinji Takeuchi when do you make a YouTube Tutorial to swim like that ? I want to swim like that and I cannot come to the workshops because I do not live in Japan and that is the reason why I want that you make a tutorial on YouTube

                                        • Shinji Takeuchi
                                          Shinji Takeuchi   5 months back

                                          Yes, with your PC or smartphone.

                                        • Mathi Evoli
                                          Mathi Evoli  5 months back

                                          Shinji Takeuchi thank you. I can do this at home right ?

                                        • Shinji Takeuchi
                                          Shinji Takeuchi   5 months back

                                          I will start on-line workshops, which you can attend while you stay at your home.

                                      • Mathi Evoli
                                        Mathi Evoli  5 months back

                                        Shinji Takeuchi can you make a tutorial how to swim like that, please ? I want to swim beautiful like that

                                      • Ijijioj Jjiio
                                        Ijijioj Jjiio  6 months back

                                        How do you get the swimming pool that empty of old people?

                                        • ram prakash
                                          ram prakash  6 months back

                                          All I just want to learn is relaxed effortless swimming for long distance.
                                          But I hardly find people teach that and all the video in YouTube only covers how to race in freestyle.
                                          I like this video. Hope one day I will also learn to do like this...

                                          • Sachin Shenoy
                                            Sachin Shenoy  6 months back

                                            Inorder to avoid bubbles and it's trubulence... he is not even breathing out under water!

                                          • Wheel333
                                            Wheel333  6 months back

                                            Left leg slightly bigger kick than right ? I love how you have no kick splash.

                                            • Anny Lein
                                              Anny Lein  7 months back

                                              -Verme nadar es como un sueño hecho realidad 👑

                                              • Matari Sambia
                                                Matari Sambia  7 months back

                                                ** MAGNIFICENT **

                                                • laveenr
                                                  laveenr  7 months back

                                                  The main mistake I make is I don't keep my hand straight when I push water in other hand, I have to improve on that,by the way with one push he moves faster and longer.

                                                  • 가주현
                                                    가주현  7 months back


                                                    • nghi truong
                                                      nghi truong  8 months back

                                                      still watch this video in 2019

                                                      • snauzer2010
                                                        snauzer2010  8 months back

                                                        Shinji, I have been swimming for 46 years and I still swim 3km to 4km a day.. I am so impressed with your effortless styles...I have many questions and one of them is how do you breathe and how do you overcome breathing on the left as smooth as the right ..I am right handed obviously

                                                        • v griffith
                                                          v griffith  8 months back

                                                          I swam for the first time on the was amazing to finally understand staying on the water...i will improve so i can do a half triathlon next year

                                                          • ID zero
                                                            ID zero  9 months back

                                                            OMG. When did he breathe?

                                                            • Kornad Gaik
                                                              Kornad Gaik  9 months back

                                                              Who is here from Tim Ferris:+

                                                              • Jim
                                                                Jim  9 months back

                                                                I can’t see where you breathe. Your mouth never seems to clear the water!

                                                                • marek35
                                                                  marek35  10 months back

                                                                  the music is the best

                                                                  • Bob From Tadley
                                                                    Bob From Tadley  11 months back

                                                                    This guy is the DON!

                                                                    • Robert Prudhomme
                                                                      Robert Prudhomme  11 months back


                                                                      • Daecheol Kim
                                                                        Daecheol Kim  11 months back


                                                                        • Wayne Billings
                                                                          Wayne Billings  12 months back

                                                                          This is how I swim front crawl sometimes - love the glides 😃

                                                                          • Cavalier Abou Hamma
                                                                            Cavalier Abou Hamma  1 years back

                                                                            It is wonderfull swiming, what kind of swiming is this? I know it is freestyle but wich sort of it? Thanks so much endeed it is perfect swiming.

                                                                            • rashidsheekeeye
                                                                              rashidsheekeeye  1 years back

                                                                              I can't get enough of this video. I keep coming back to it and watching it again and again. what a graceful swimming! It has changed my way of swimming and improved it. I used to waste a lot of energy and get tired quick.. Thank you Shinji, I am a better graceful freestyle swimmer because of this video. THANK YOU.. half of that 8 million views is me:)

                                                                              • Georgie Bungle
                                                                                Georgie Bungle  1 years back

                                                                                Graceful !

                                                                                • cleansheet
                                                                                  cleansheet  1 years back

                                                                                  great :)

                                                                                  • T Yogas
                                                                                    T Yogas  1 years back

                                                                                    mr shinji
                                                                                    please help me. ur swimming style insane!
                                                                                    more basic video , technique, detail, please.
                                                                                    i hope can swimming like this 😭

                                                                                    • Chih Chow
                                                                                      Chih Chow  1 years back

                                                                                      Does this style of swimming still allow for a good workout? From the video it seems like you would need to swim longer to put in the same amount of effort as the standard strokes. Granted, I get this style is working on flow and balance so it's really not a fair comparison, but how is it for someone who's looking to maximize exercise intensity in a set window of time like 30 minutes?

                                                                                      • Shinji Takeuchi
                                                                                        Shinji Takeuchi   1 years back

                                                                                        You can swim longer and faster thus you can do better workout if you like to do.

                                                                                    • red 9
                                                                                      red 9  1 years back

                                                                                      so beautiful in the water keeping the correct and efficient head position while and making breathing so effortless. The flow of the strokes the rotation and timing beautiful gardly making a single splash!

                                                                                      • Dilip Ganison
                                                                                        Dilip Ganison  1 years back

                                                                                        This sort of swimming.. Isn't it for seniors who can't interval?