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Old 02-23-2012
Janos Janos is offline
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Default Three points of contact

Hi all, the mention of rock climbing got me thinking of that old mantra of having three points of contact at all time. Thinking I could use that as a focal point when swimming too, I tried a few laps where the focus was on the application of power through my three points of contact when swimming two beat. Seems like an interesting way of playing with the timing of the power phase. First contact is recovery arm after it has entered water, second is vertical catch arm and third is kick. Applying force to them all at the same time makes your three points of contact. When thinking it through in underswitch I had some unbelievably smooth laps. Anybody else think through this part of the stroke holistically?

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