View Single Post
  #3  
Old 08-01-2018
sojomojo sojomojo is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2012
Posts: 109
sojomojo has disabled reputation
Default

Your dependence on fins to keep your legs from sinking is exactly what I went through. I too thought I’d be dependent on fins forever.

This is how I weaned myself off the fins.

I started each swim session doing the Superman Glide drill.

Swim two laps with the fins.

Swim one lap without the fins.

Swim two laps with the fins.

Swim one lap without the fins.

REPEAT THE FINS ON AND OFF.

Eventually I ended up finding myself swimming more and more without the fins. Now days, I hardly ever swim with fins.

The thing that you’ve got to figure out is the cure for the sinking legs. When I did the Superman Glide drill, I found that if I lowered my extended arms to a deeper depth angle, my legs would stay up near the surface of the water. This was my A-HA moment. When I swam without my fins, I found if I drove my arms a little deeper, my legs stayed up. Thus, no need for fins to keep my legs from sinking.
Reply With Quote