Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Swimming thoughts

Today I met up with Jim at the pool for my swim workout. I thought about how far I have come since the first time he helped me back in about June. The latest things I need to focus on:
  • kicking up, not down, smaller amplitude of kick to keep my body in that streamlined "tube" without breaking new water. minimal kicking.
  • keeping one goggle in the water ("there's no more air up there than down here" as Jim says)
  • keep arms wide, on two tracks
  • get elbows up high sooner on stroke; straight arms only serve to raise the torso and adds to drag
  • find the balance between front-quadrant swimming and the long gliding stroke of swim golf.