July 26, 2011

As Promised

I watched several Youtube videos (below) on freestyle swimming.
I have a lot to learn!

Apparently I AM supposed to rotate my body, stroke for stroke. I always thought that took more energy. This should be an easy fix. 

This one doesn't have any audio, but all I needed was to see how my hand should enter and track through the water. A lot of video talked about high elbows, which I will also have to keep in mind.

The additional rotation above should help with breathing, as there are usually several people splashing about in the pool when I swim. This technique will hopefully keep me from swallowing quite so much water.

I'm hoping to also learn the "breath from either side" technique, as 3 stroke breathing sometimes doesn't give me enough air. That might have something to do with the water I was swallowing though...

I noticed when I kick harder, I stroke harder. Then I run out of energy. This video mentions overkicking, which sounds like my problem.

1 comment:

misszippy said...

It's hard to perfect, for sure. Take one element at a time and work on it, then move on. If you can find someone who knows what they're doing to watch you and give advice, so much the better!