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Old 02-27-2011
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Default My swimming - any advice ?

Hi All,

First I want to say this forum is great and I enjoy reading the posts here.

I would like to get some feedback from you about my swimming
here is the video.

Enjoy :-)

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nokij4Y-pP8

Thanks
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Old 02-27-2011
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Hi,
What I see on the positive side is a great even relaxed and mostly well balanced stroke. On the negative side, it looks like your hands are tense ... not relaxed fingers. The kick isn't as smooth as it will become. And you don't seem to stretch out the arms as much as would help produce the long streamlined shape we are all chasing.

Hope this helps somehow.

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Old 02-27-2011
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Default Which pool is that?

There are people more qualified than I to comment on your stroke so I'll leave that to them. Looks nice and smooth to me. :)

The pool you're swimming in looks familiar though and brings back nice memories. Is that Ramat HaSharon?
I took a couple of lessons there last year.

Cheers,
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Default 2 years old

Your videos are over 2 years old and you have solicited advice about the same series of videos years ago.

Feedback on old videos may not be relevant to your technique today. What's up?

RadSwim

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Old 02-27-2011
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Hi all,

I posted my old video by mistake sorry :-(

this is the right one

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ilC4V-jcgNs

machelett this is ramat hasharon pool you were right
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Old 02-27-2011
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Immediate impressions:

1. Left hand puts on the brakes when you spear. There's an underwater glimpse showing this.

2. You are overreaching. Aim to re-enter the water nearer the head, for a better 'squirt' forwards.

In my view leg action tends to depend on upper body action, so I think you could develop a more classical two-beat kick if you address 1 and 2.
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Old 02-27-2011
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Immediate impressions:

1. Left hand puts on the brakes when you spear. There's an underwater glimpse showing this.

2. You are overreaching. Aim to re-enter the water nearer the head, for a better 'squirt' forwards.

In my view leg action tends to depend on upper body action, so I think you could develop a more classical two-beat kick if you address 1 and 2.
Overall, smooth and comfortable, but always room for improvement.

Agree with Lawrence's observations. In addition:
1. Still lifting head to breathe. Your hand flaps up toward the surface to help lift you to air (putting on the brakes -- a common habit, took me months of practice to break.)
2. Because of this you are unbalanced when breathing, so your left rotational kick is too big to compensate.
3. I liked your pre-TI stroke rate -- at present, you are over-reaching and probably spending too much time gliding, all of which slows your stroke rate.

Recommend:
Pull back your entry point,
focus on keeping your left fingers pointed down when breathing right,
work on "risky breathing," see http://www.h2oustonswims.org/Blurbs/...us-RedDot.html,
experiment with recovering a little earlier as a means of increasing stroke rate,
and work on increasing tempo.
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Old 02-28-2011
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First off, you look relaxed and are not rushing along which is very good. Nice streamline. Like me you are very slim so when that streamline i good it looks very good :-)


Steeper angle on recovery hand as was mentioned before would give you more power for your stroke. Also I noticed that your left hand tends to scoop up a wee bit as you reach out. You want that recovery arm too spear deep in the water 6-12 inches or so.

Great work and you are not far away from having an ideal TI stroke that anyone would envy!!

Naji
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I disagree that you are overreaching. your entry point is forward of the goggles/forehead, but you are able to enter fingers first, then wrist, elbow, then upper arm.

Most often when people overreach they splash onto the water and immediately suffer from a dropped elbow and pushing down on the water.

more underwater footage would help us see the consequences of your entry point...if there are negative consequences or not.

I agree the left hand does a little funky move when you breath, but overall, it is not bad.

You do look a little as if your body is arched to the right when your left arm is recovering and entering, adding a tiny little sideways wiggle. But again, hard to tell from the brief clip.

If you can get your videographer to get a nice length of you form underwater, that would be most helpful.

Overall nice stroke. :)
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Old 02-28-2011
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Hi all,

Thank you for your comments.

Unfortunately I don't have a recent underwater footage, I have some old footage from when I started my swimming lessons.

I believe that I still have the same problems when I swim you can see it here

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAGR6t9Hltg

that I loose my balance when my right hand enters the water. I have tried to keep my head still but it didn't help. any advice on that ?

There is more footage from the past two years here

http://www.youtube.com/user/giwsavb

Although some of it is old I believe I can still benefit from your comments.
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