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Old 07-06-2009
freshegg freshegg is offline
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Sorry if I opened up a can of worms about the whole pigeon-toed issue. I read about it somewhere else, I think maybe on the goswimtv online forum.

But anyway, thanks, Ayesr, you answered my other questions!

I still have a lot of trouble translating that foot flick/hip drive into a long glide. I can manage it when I'm doing a drill and swimming really slowly, then I can get my SPL down to 15 (in a 25-metre pool), which I'm pretty happy with. But as soon as I try to speed up and do whole stroke, the glide disappears and my SPL is back up to about 20 or 21. I think I just need to keep adjusting my balance and timing until I find the right combination.
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Old 07-07-2009
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Sorry if I opened up a can of worms about the whole pigeon-toed issue. I read about it somewhere else, I think maybe on the goswimtv online forum.
The pigeon toes topic is interesting. I can imagine that pigeon toeing would allow the foot to flex more, providing more surface area that is angled better for pushing water back. I doubt that it applies to the toe flick directly though.
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Old 07-07-2009
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Default FreshEgg on "..less SPL with more glide, more SPL with less glide.."

I agree with your observations.

Speeding up will increase your SPL, but shorten your lap time, and lessen the glide sensations.

Gliding will naturally require less strokes, and slower lap time.

In your search for the ideal - that is speedy but still with that glide sensation - CEO TL suggests that you speed up incrementally. Add a bit there, a bit here...experiment I guess is what CEO TL is suggesting. In your words - finding the right balance....

Good swimming, and do share with us your experience.

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Old 07-29-2010
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You can think of it as driving your hip down, or you can think of it as rotating the other hip up. One thing that I think of is moving my hip out of the way as my pulling (or "anchoring") hand moves toward my hip.
I also noticed that getting the hip to rotate causes my non-kicking leg to rise to the surface for the next kick, which I think is a good thing.

It's like horizontal jogging in the water.

It's like horizontal jogging in the water.
HA HA... I don't swim like i jog, but i did over hear an instructor tell a student
of course you don't know how to swim, coz ya don't know how to walk!

and when I'm walking
I don't turn my face
to inhale my air either!
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Old 07-29-2010
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Issue of Spearing Hand Entry Occuring before Hip Rotation

The issue of the footwork in the 2-beat kick, I think, is similarly resolved by doing the above....remember, though:

o do the kick - the toe flick - in the diagonal position (this is key),
o the left foot kicks, the right hand/arm spears
o clear the right shoulder before you spear (this is important)

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Ayers, I picked up an interesting point in your explanation but I don't think I understand... what do you mean by "clear the right shoulder before you spear (this is important)"?

What exactly does the shoulder need to do before spearing?
Thanks. ALEX
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