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Old 07-25-2018
Zenturtle Zenturtle is offline
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Default Interesting strokes

Vladimir Salnikov
An example where advantage of use of total body power seems to overcome extra drag from holding the body not statically optimal .

who is this guy?

It looks like this upperbody active style can only be succesfull as the whole torso is helping to move the body forward anchoring from one clawing paddle hold to the other.
He is fishtailing quite a lot swimming this way, but what if this is the best way for your body to transfer your power to the water?
Supressing the fishtailing by holding more bodytone can feel quite restrictive, and costs energy too in some way.
Not a style to be learnt to all swimmers I guess haha
But there is something to be learnt from it. He is using the salamander swim technique (from 4 min 20)
That is, swimming like a salamander walks
Or like him using only front limbs
Using the core to increase reach and reduce the work the limb itself has to do.

other swimmers with a rather personal style

Janet Evans
Katy Ledecky
Gregorio Paltrinieri
Michael Phelps
Sun Yang
Ian Thorpe
Michael Klim
Alexander Popov
Spyros Gianniotis

Swimming near perfect theoretically correct freestyle:
Rebecca Adlington
Camille Muffat
Boglarka Kapas
One of my favorites, such a sensitive feel on the water combined with precise power.
Or from the netherlands,
Marrit Steenbergen

Last edited by Zenturtle : 08-01-2018 at 07:54 AM.
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