October 15, 2011
Swimming Tech Learning Points to Remember:
Think of a Time Trial Cyclist or Fighter Jet, and then remember that water is 1,000 times denser than air!
Press Buoy (push chest downward in the water)
Swim Tall and Long (stretch, reach)
By reaching and gliding, you’ll “slip” through the water more efficiently/effectively
Be a Front Quadrant Swimmer (FQS**)
Check stroke count per 25 yards/meters
Check stroke count again after incorporating techniques above
* Rotating the hips facilitates proper positioning in order to achieve longer reach and glide strokes through the water.
** With FQS, the one hand continues to reach and glide, and doesn’t begin to stroke (down and back) until the other hand is almost back to the front (or almost completed with the recovery phase).