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Old 09-18-2012
tomoy tomoy is offline
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A couple years back, I think there was a study done on the underwater dolphin kick - and what swimmers do when they kick off of the wall - and how a huge amount of forward proportion was generated in the last few inches of the swimmer's feet (granted the toes get credit for all the coordinated work of the rest of the body).

And then there's this:

It would seem that the most viable version of a true freestyle would look like this, with a little porpoising to breathe. Short of that kind of radical, I'd say there's probably something to be said about mastering the Shinji toe-flick.
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