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Old 03-11-2009
kevhash3 kevhash3 is offline
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Took these videos of me swimming today and I have to admit its really humbling watching video of yourself. Hopefully I will get some helpful comments since I am still really new to TI but I still feel really good about how much progress I have made. Wish I had an underwater cam though.

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=T9SloJ_7YG8
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=IqNqfvg81QA
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d-iJqCcOAbk
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9HWGj3T5koI
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FTNcDw9lHGQ
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Old 03-11-2009
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Looks very good.

On recovery, your hands are very high, esp. the left. Try the marionette focus, where you hang the hand from the elbow as you recover.
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Old 03-11-2009
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Same comment, and I think I have the same problem. Spend some more time on zipper skate or zipper switch drills, it helps me keep my hands down during recovery.
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Old 03-12-2009
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Greetings,

I watched the 5 videos and it seems that your head is tilted (like you're trying to see where you're going). Make sure the topmost point of your head is the one that cuts through the water (tuck your chin a bit more). Better if you just focus on the black line at the bottom of the pool to guide you.

Also, wait a beat longer before switching. It seems that your lead are is pulling before your recovery arm enters the water.

When you recover try making sure your fingertips are in contact with the water at all times, keeping in mind the marionette suggestion above (lift your forearm using your elbows).

hope this helps.

Happy swimming,

Carlos
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Old 03-13-2009
kevhash3 kevhash3 is offline
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Just got back from the pool and wow what a difference it makes with me hanging my forearm and hand from the elbow on my recovery. I found that my shoulders weren't getting nearly as tired and I didn't feel like I was working as hard as I normally do. I also was waiting a beat longer today before I started my pull and I could really feel my arm anchor in the water and feel my hips drive me forward. The only thing was my arm was spearing at a steeper angle and I found my self sinking more due to it spearing too deep. Something I started to work on and am excited to get into the pool again to perfect it. Thanks to all of you who commented all the suggestions really helped me out.
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