Originally Posted by tony0000
This is the first I've heard of the idea that the kick should come after the spearing motion has begun. I'm certainly not an advanced swimmer, so I doubt I'll spend too much time working on a delayed kick, but I wonder: can anyone out there confirm that there are advantageous to a delayed kick?
I find this idea interesting. The rational being that once the hand entered the water, the negative impact on buoyancy of both the arm recovery, the inhale (when breathing) are behind you. Add to this that the fact of extending the arm in front has a positive impact on balance. Therefore it seems logical to delay the kick ever so slightly.