Originally Posted by Richardsk
I recently had a lesson in butterfly (from an Alexander Technique coach rather than a TI coach, but he lives fairly close and the TI coaches don't). His diagnosis was not enough movement of the head, which I have been working on, and also on some drills dimly remembered from the old four strokes DVD, which I have somewhere but have mislaid, in particular the hip delay drill with two kicks at each end of the stroke.
I don't have the benefit of having watched your stroke but head movement is something I've striven quite specifically to minimize or eliminate. I've just finished shooting video for an all new series we will release as (1) ibooks or vooks and (2) DVDs.
These will be
Butterfly for Boomers
Backstroke for Boomers
Breaststroke for Boomers.
All will feature exclusively 60+ swimmers and a relatively simple, and quite gentle, series of 4 primary stroke improvement exercises for each stroke.