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Old 03-31-2010
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Keeping it simple...
Even the fastest swimmers rotate the hips to some degree. Keeping them flat is not hydrodynamic, makes the range of motion difficult or even painful for breathing, tends to make people move off course when breathing, and presents some tough angles for active streamlining and propulsion on the shoulders.
Allow enough rotation that you are off your side, have a comfortable turn of the head with the body for breath, and are taking advantage of leans and weight shifts for both gliding and anchoring.
Dave Cameron
Total Immersion Master Coach
Head Coach- Minneapolis YWCA Otters and Masters and MN Tri Masters
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