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Old 07-08-2012
mbruse mbruse is offline
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Hi

I have built up enough bravery to post a video. Please give me some input.

I'm relatively new to this but I've seen some really great feedback so I thought I'd try it out.

Many thanks in advance for your assistance.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=mhee&v=aByG4X6Lx6k#

Mike
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Old 07-08-2012
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The link does not seem to work for me
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My Goal to swim 1500 meters in under 30 minutes
EDIT-my goal was achieved Oct 12 2013 with 22 seconds to spare in a 25 meter pool, Thanks TI
Next goal is to achieve this in a 50 meter pool.
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Old 07-08-2012
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Originally Posted by mbruse View Post
Hi

I have built up enough bravery to post a video. Please give me some input.

I'm relatively new to this but I've seen some really great feedback so I thought I'd try it out.

Many thanks in advance for your assistance.

http://m.youtube.com/watch?feature=mhee&v=aByG4X6Lx6k#

Mike
its great to know that Cheetah does 100 yards in 6 seconds !! Bolt doesnt look that fast now, is he?

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Old 07-08-2012
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Just being new to the technique myself I only see the most basic things:

1) Your right arm seems to have a tendency to not follow its track and cross over, left not so much
2) Your head sinks on every stroke (my problem too), shows that our balance is off
3) Your legs aren't in a good drafting position (tend to scissor kick at times), your timing with hip turn seems OK though

Any more advanced swimmers have input?
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Old 07-08-2012
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Thanks tritriagain

I don't know where I got that scissor kick from a lifeguard pointed it out to me too. Anyone have drills on how to stop that?

I noticed that I seem a lot lower in the water. I guess I have to flutter kick more to keep myself higher in the water.

Yes, swimmust, amazing huh, I don't think bolt would keep up. It would be fun to watch that race though.

Mike
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Old 07-08-2012
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Mike. Lots of good stuff going on there: good kick timing, arms extending on wide tracks and you look pretty relaxed. You could improve the following:
1. Streamline your kick for longer between strokes - ie. don't take the leg back so far before you kick - this will reduce the scissor action (and the drag it causes) and might also improve your balance.
2. Lead the recovery with the elbow - this will create a higher elbow at the entry point and you will experience a greater weight shift.
3. Experiment with the depth of the spearing arm (you may be going a bit too deep).
Overswitch would be a good drill to work on these points. I hope this helps.
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Old 07-09-2012
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Thanks Coach Toby

I'll focus on that. Tried the drill again focusing on getting my elbow high and wide. I believe that drill was call zipper switch in the book I bought then it was changed to over switch?

Also trying to keep my legs tighter and together, keeping them higher in the water.

Good tips thanks ...
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