Originally Posted by Mempho
So I quit kicking altogether, now just keep my legs streamlined, feet together, and toes pointed. Balance is better, rotation is better, and my focus stays on the front quadrant. Net result for me: faster lap times and lower stroke count.
Maybe we all worry too much about the almighty two-beat kick.
Very interesting. Rotation is essential, but is the kick necessary if rotation can be initiated with the hips alone, thus maintaining perpetually streamlined leg position. Apparently you have discovered the kick is unnecessary. Hmmmmm. Something to look into.