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Old 03-04-2018
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Hi Craig,

Adding to Coach Bob and Tom's responses: The best advice I got came from Terry (in blue and yellow book), he noted rather bluntly, "If you what to improve your swimming, leave all the pool toys at home" (fins, paddles, pool buoy) and learn to balance from the core/middle. The pool toys only imprint human primal impulses to stabilize the body from the hands and feet, not from the core.

I do use fins occasionally, but only for refining kick timing and feeling of flow from hip flexors/glutes through the toes - never for balance or propulsion.

Enjoy your journey!

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