Total Immersion Forums  

Go Back   Total Immersion Forums > Backstroke
FAQ Members List Calendar Search Today's Posts Mark Forums Read

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 08-01-2012
swimmom2348 swimmom2348 is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Posts: 8
swimmom2348
Default Swimming straight

Learning to swim backstroke in a straight line is my ongoing challenge. When I wear Speedo Vanquisher goggles I can't tell where the lane lines are until I run into them. So I backstroke with no goggles and often get water splashed in my eyes.

I know I need to work on keeping my arms straight and pulling straight but any tips for working on this?
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 08-01-2012
vegjay vegjay is offline
Junior Member
 
Join Date: Mar 2011
Posts: 7
vegjay
Default swimming straight

in an indoor pool when I am on my back I use the ceiling tiles as an aid...
I really like the aqua sphere Seal Xp googles ... esp as they now (come with a storage box).. I have several pair.. including black with smoke (darth vader look) and they can be had cheap ~$18 on sale... also had a pair of the vista... but catches on the strap seemed less reliable.. in general if you have a good feedback... your stroke over time straightens... and stays that way when you lose or take away feedback... ie. Phelps when his goggles washed out
Reply With Quote
  #3  
Old 08-08-2012
yearn2swim yearn2swim is offline
Member
 
Join Date: Jul 2011
Posts: 32
yearn2swim
Default Compensate...

If you're like me, you'll tend to pull to one side. Try to swim 5 or 6 strokes with your eyes shut and see if you tend to pull to one side. I tend to pull to the right if I zone out. I think it's because I'm not symmetric in my shoulder flexibility. Knowing that, I try to compensate by reaching further back and up with my right arm on re-entry. Doing that, I can actually zone out for 25m and not hit either lane line.

Mike
Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

vB code is On
Smilies are Off
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Forum Jump


All times are GMT. The time now is 05:12 AM.


Powered by vBulletin®
Copyright ©2000 - 2022, Jelsoft Enterprises Ltd.