Originally Posted by terry
One of the best ways to discover the leading edge of any swimming skill is a ladder set. My two favorites when working on a skill that is particularly exacting or subtle enough to require my full attention are:
25 + 50 + 75 + 100, or
4 x 25 + 3 x 50 + 2 x 75 + 1 x 100
Nice... I like it!
The ladder set also seems like a good way to adjust to the water and warm up a bit. (I'm not the type that drives straight in a goes a few hundreds yards immediately. More like, inch in, paddle around, prime the aquatic breathing, then begin to get my swim on 10 minutes later.)