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324 03-14-2010 07:39 AM

Reduce your Drag
 
Not to long ago I went to the north-west swimming carnival and I said to my dad how can I reduce my drag. And he said when you dive in keep your hands close to your ears or close to your body. And I said is there any more ways he siad you could use a swimming cap they help.

splashingpat 03-18-2010 06:06 PM

Ask the Master!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by 324 (Post 9593)
Not to long ago I went to the north-west swimming carnival and
I said to my dad how can I reduce my drag. And he said
when you dive in keep your hands close to your ears or close to your body. And I said is there any more ways he siad you could use a swimming cap they help.

GET ADVICE FROM MASTER MCADAMS...
instead of your dad!
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CoachBobM 03-18-2010 06:09 PM

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Originally Posted by 324 (Post 9593)
Not to long ago I went to the north-west swimming carnival and I said to my dad how can I reduce my drag. And he said when you dive in keep your hands close to your ears or close to your body. And I said is there any more ways he siad you could use a swimming cap they help.

I'd suggest that you keep your arms close to your ears and your hands together, hand over hand, wrist over wrist. Hook the thumb of the top hand around the bottom hand. Your hands should slice their way into the water, and your arms and the rest of your body should follow them in. You should do the same thing after each turn.

But reducing drag on your starts and turns won't win the race if your stroke creates a lot of drag!


Bob

splashingpat 03-18-2010 06:14 PM

iF u have a great coach like the Master!
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by CoachBobM (Post 9682)
I'd suggest
that you keep your arms close to your ears and your hands together,
hand over hand, wrist over wrist. Hook the thumb of the top hand around the bottom hand. Your hands should slice their way into the water, and your arms and the rest of your body should follow them in.
You should do the same thing after each turn.

But reducing drag on your starts
and
turns won't win the race if your stroke creates a lot of drag!


Bob

*******************
hi Bob!
smilin',dancin' & I do n't thnk I can swim betterfly
until
I have some kind of change in my shoulder flexibility!

Sumerlove 03-30-2015 02:14 PM

Congratulations to USMS and Canadian Masters swimmers!

Well done, Grant - amazing results.

Hemperess 05-27-2017 06:50 PM

congrats on winning


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