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Old 11-21-2010
atreides atreides is offline
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I guess I'm going to disagree with everyone but I think "stroke thought" focuses you on what you are trying to accomplish which is propel yourself through the water. Since 90% of the propulsion comes from the activity involving the stroke, it seems that somehow everything comes back to that. Whether it is 2bk or balance or spearing, they all can be put in the context of when or what you are doing before, during, or after a catch and pull. I think that sometimes the things we are supposed to work on are needlessly compartmentalized from what the primary function should be. 'Stroke thought' makes the point that swimming is an interrelated activity in which its components can be organized around an important if not the most important function.
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