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Old 03-07-2009
naj naj is offline
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Location: San Francisco, CA
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Excellent post Jamwhite, I've seen some coaches come to my local pool and "teach" young kids who are old enough to understand good technique an improve but all that happens it that they do the same tired, boring drills and sets. One particular coach just has his one client get on fins and jump around in the pool while he chats on his cell phone! No joke, I've come over to the kid and tried to give him some covert TI instruction and he appreciated my drills and thoughts. One coach asked me why I have the funny stroke that I do in the water. I explained that what I'm doing is identical to the technique that elite swimmers (wide tracks, spearing the water, head spine align etc) do only they can kick my butt on a warm-up alone LOL! The drills you gave are very interesting and I'm gonna incorporate a lot of them in my future practices. Thanks again!
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