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Old 10-12-2015
jason2008 jason2008 is offline
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Default I want some advice

I learned freestyle four five years by myself.
My goal is to swim easily more than 1000 meters.
Please give me some advice. Thanks.
https://youtu.be/m4q6Zrj-_dY
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This looks REALLY nice Jason: well done!
Nice gentle stroke, love your breathing too

One thing I see is that on your sighting you clearly loose momentum, should be possible to work on this and try to keep up the pace

Other than that I think you need underwater images to really be able to discover flaws, but I am curious what coaches can detect
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Hello Jason,

you're not yet in your wished easy 1000m with this (as truwani wrote, gentle) stroke?

Although FWIW: Your right and left recovery seem a little different. The left might spear a little flat which might cause the tiny body bopping. And might be you can focus on elbow led recovery a bit more. Do you feel your lats as trigger point for initiating rotation? (Not sure if your "rails" for your hands a little broad sometimes.)

Go on for your 1000s, you should get get them and more nearly effortless with this stroke as basics.

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Werner
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Old 10-13-2015
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Hi, truwani and Werner. Thanks for your great suggestions.

I will try to improve my left recovery and sighting in open water.

Now I can swim 300-400M. But not so easily.

When I swim 100-200M, my SPL is 20-21 /25 meters. (My height is 1.75M.)

I think it will be higher when I swim more than 400M.

Thank you very much.
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Old 10-13-2015
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Looks like you can swim forever in this clip. Walking through the water with the arms. Looking good.
The breathing technique with low head is incredible. Never seen an open water swimmer breathing so low.

Maybe its indeed unbelievable.
Are you 100% sure you take full breaths, instead of very shallow ones?
Arent you focussed on holding the head low a bit too much?
If you are sure you are getting enough air, some nasty things could be hidden below the water surface.
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What is the reason that you say you cannot swim longer: are you out of breath or is it fatigue?

Given your style I would be surprised if it is fatigue: maybe oxygen builds up because you hold your breath, or maybe you do not inhale enough when you breath

Under water try to breath out as soon as your head re-enters the water, on inhale take a real firm breath to get enough in.
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