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Old 02-28-2011
mjm mjm is offline
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Similar to some others who have a deep straight arm catch, your head follows your spearing arm underwater. You can see how this compromizes not just your lateral (side-to-side) body position but also your horizontal (fore-to-aft) position. Your legs splay a little to compensate and your head, after it moves down, must move up to breathe.

In the article referenced by RadSwim, Coach Hines said imagine a dot on the top, middle of your head. If viewed from the front, that dot is currently moving all over the place. Try to swim with a "steady dot". mjm
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Old 02-28-2011
flppr flppr is offline
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Head position is something I've been working on lately. What seems to be working for me is "disconnecting" my head from my chest. I press the chest but turn off the neck flexors and let my head float, trying to keep it at the same level in the water during drills and then whole stroke. I think this is the weightless head that Terry talks about. Try it, and let me know what happens.
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Old 03-12-2011
eyalb eyalb is offline
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Thank you all for you comments. I will definitely try in work on my moving head problem and will update you on my progress
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