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Old 01-05-2009
shuumai shuumai is offline
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Here's an interesting video showing two famous swimmers and two styles of fly. Watch the swimmer in the background - Laszlo Cseh - when he breathes. He doesn't kick so his body has a distinct banana shape as his legs bend at the knees and his torso curls back a bit. (It seems similar to the "Boomers'" style.)

Phelps, in the foreground, kicks every time and seems a little flatter. For me flatter feels better but getting air can be more of a problem. While learning, I'd suggest more focus on undulation, but don't dive then try to climb clear of the water. heh
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