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Old 02-16-2018
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So, I can swim about 50 feet, and breathe, however when I use fins I have to use a snorkel because I can’t swim 25 feet. My impression is my mid section is collapsing and I have problems breathing, also I have a very weak kick, I am upper body dominant
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Old 02-16-2018
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Why do you want to swim freestyle with fins? Especially if you don't get along with them.
A strong kick takes a lot of energy and doesn't give much propulsion. I often swim without any kick at all.

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Old 02-17-2018
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I agree with you, however I am having drag issues with my lower body, I have been doing balance drills, which have helped a little
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Old 02-17-2018
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Scribe, the only pair of fins I had was the light weight alpha fins.
I used them to help me get the feeling of light legs remaining behind me within the draft of my stroke. I did this in the first part of the video by not kicking at all, just dragging my legs. Gave me a feeling of the rotation.
In the second half I introduced some kick which made me understand the contribution to forward motion of a well timed kick regardless of how small.

Every now and again I do this type of drill but it no way forms a major part of my exercises.

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Old 02-25-2018
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I have to use the heavy duty aqua lung rockets for rescue swimming. New to TI swimming so this too will be a process.
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