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Old 11-04-2009
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Default Kicking in sprint sets

Our powerful boy swimmers have a fifth stroke of sorts, and we cater it to how each feels the rhythm in the hips. Some of them have enough power in a broader stroke to get a really strong upper core tempo going, and have a powerful two beat kick to match it- if they went to six, they would be forced to back off the arm tempo. Their hips rotate a bit less to provide them with the tilted hydrodynamics but more immediate purchase on the water with an anchoring catch.
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