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Old 09-06-2015
andyinnorway andyinnorway is offline
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Default A little thought on loping

I've added a lot more breast stroke to my swimming lately to renew focus on glide and streamline.

It was only after doing some mixed sets that I thought loping is really swimming freestyle with breaststroke timing.

I then wondered if a lot of the elite swimmers who have a loping style (phelps lochte) have a background in multiple strokes rather than early freestyle specialists (Yang)?

It certainly makes lots of sense to my swimming.
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Old 09-07-2015
s.sciame s.sciame is offline
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Paltrinieri began swimming at a very young age, and specialized in the breaststroke until he was 12 years old, but then shifted his focus to distance freestyle.
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Old 09-07-2015
Zenturtle Zenturtle is offline
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what about single arm fly.
Looks a bit like Ledecky underwater

Another butterflyer doing freestyle. Even with a pull buoy he wants to lope.(9min15.)

Loping= natural asymetry+breathing+some fly ?

The connection with the non- breathing side leg kick is incredibly strong.
Even if the leg kick effort is absolutely minimal, this leg keeps on kicking.
Its the backbone of the stroke I believe.
(Le Clos with the pull buoy, Ledecky , Paltrinieri etc)

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