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Old 02-20-2009
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I find when swimming the backstroke when I pull , I pull myself under the water. How can I change my pull to pull me forward instead of under?
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Old 02-20-2009
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How about trying wider tracks and early vertical forearm. Often beginners use a straight arm catch in backstoke than drags them under when pulling.
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Old 02-20-2009
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Once you make your catch make sure you pull with the palm facing your feet. An incorrect pull with an upward motion can pull you under. A slow recovery can also make you tend to sink .

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Old 02-24-2009
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Thanks guys I will try it this evening at the pool.
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Old 02-25-2009
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My errors was pulling too close to my head, pulling with a straight hand and the last one which i am still working on is continuous pulling. When I pull with one hand I wait until the pull has completed then my other hand is now moving from my waist instead of being in the water pulling.
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Old 03-07-2009
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Why is it when I pull instead of moving in a straight line my body either tugs to the left or right depending on which hand I use to pull.
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