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Old 09-17-2017
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I am having a problem following the black line at the bottom of the pool, either I move to the right or the left. I can't seem to follow the line, for one length of the pool without moving to the outside.

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Hi Scribe,

If you are having difficulty staying on the line, posture is bending left and/or right. When you swim on top of the line, make sure recovery entry and target at forward extension stay outside the line - no crossing over or extending spearing arm over the line.

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Hello Scribe3,

just a tiny but important thing more: Make sure your nose-tip is pointing down directly to the black line while neck is relaxed all the time you're not in a breathing-stroke...

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Werner

Last edited by WFEGb : 09-18-2017 at 11:29 AM. Reason: correction
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Thanks guys

I tried and experiment, I tried to stay on the black line without breathing for half a length, and also for a whole length with a snorkel and I didn't have a problem. It's only when I add the breathing component in, I tended to vear to the left or right of the center line
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HI Scribe,

That's quite common, and is probably due to crossing mid-line with your spearing arm when breathing. You will drift in the direction your arm (and head) are pointed. One focus that should help is "spear extra wide and deep with spearing arm opposite breathing shoulder", i.e. spear extra wide and deep with left recovery arm as you follow right shoulder to air.

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