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Old 12-09-2011
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Default Janet Evans

One of my favorite swimmers ever. What makes her so fast ? Is it all amazing boyancy and propulsion ?
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=71CN4yNMgtY
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Jcln9...eature=related
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This has to be the most un TI elite stroke I've seen so far.

Just shows you there are many ways to get down the pool well.

found this clip of her on masters comeback. windmills, high head, smashing the water and then swims 800 in 8.59, is this for real?
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For her body type, Janet's stroke technique is extremely efficient.

Here's the video of her 8:59 at a Masters meet in June:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=TRhpZdm9b3Q
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[quote=swim2Bfree;24268]For her body type, Janet's stroke technique is
extremely efficient.

Thanks; sounds interesting. Can you go into some more detais ?
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Default shoulder driven technique

http://www.slowtwitch.com/Training/S...ique_1877.html
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Default Gary Hall, Sr technique

So according to Gary Hall Sr., unless you have a strong kick (6 beat) you should be using a shoulder driven technique like janet evans, especially for tri athletes who want to save their legs.

TI technique advocates a hip driven technique with a 2 beat kick. These view seem totally opposite?
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Default Economical kicking

I think her 2BK was beautiful. Leaving and often approaching the wall her kick shifted to > 2 beats per cycle but beyond the walls she had great rhythm and kinetic linking from hips to toes - shown in underwater shots in second video starting, e.g., at 2:46 and 3:22. Current footage from a Masters competition shows that same smooth 2BK.

She still uses a windmill arm stroke, but her hands enter the water well-poised to catch water. Schubert and Joyner think that she has a real chance in the Olympic trials b/c physiologically she is freakishly strong. My shoulders couldn't survive that arm stroke, but she remains injury-free at 40 years old.
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Someone - I forget who - has described this as "shoulder-driven" technique (as opposed to "hip-driven" technique).

Janet is an extreme example, but there are many who have employed this style successfully, in events ranging from the 50 Free to 67-mile marathon swims. It may not be for everyone, but it's not just for Janet Evans.
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