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1. breathing-( bi-laterally) 2. Rolling my hips. 3. "Gliding" 4. Correct arm posturing-bent elbows 5. Correct kicking ( from the hips) and 6. forward quadrant ( Keeping the arm out front until the next one almost reaches it ) When I do get all that together it's amazing! When I don't....well I drink alot of the pool.
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Hi everyone, hope you don't mind that I crash this thread, but I have a question.
I've been swimming nearly all my life but breast stroke only. Learned the freestyle last Sept. Got my advanced swim level certificate in November. Have since joined a Mon swim class (mix of breast stroke, freestyle, butterfly, diving, etc.) and a Thu swim class (freestyle only).
I need and want to get faster swimming freestyle. My Thu instructor pays a lot of attention to my technique but says I need more strength in my pecs to be able to swim faster. Mon instructor tells me to work my shoulders more when strength training.
Now I'm confused. To swim the freestyle faster, do I need to focus more on my pecs, or my shoulders when I strength train?
I counted 13 strokes to get to the other side of the pool (counting right arm) and 14 strokes to get back..... That doesn't sound right, does it? Guess I forgot to count a few strokes.
if you're counting just your right hand, that's 26 or 28 strokes per length...not so great.
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