Stroke technique

Friday 8 August 2003

I swim for exercise, and have watched smaller, slighter swimmers than me zoom past me in the next lane, and have wondered what they are doing right. I’ve never been formally trained in swimming, so I know I have a lot to learn. I found Articles on Stroke Technique, a series of chatty articles describing good swimming technique. I read them, went to the pool, and swam about 10% faster than usual.

The main points:

  • Try to have as long and slim a shape in the water as possible.
  • Use your arms to transmit torso power to the water, rather than to pull yourself through the water.

Comments

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andrew 12:05 PM on 8 Aug 2003

"Stroke Technique" huh? The name caught me off guard for a moment. I guess my initial response was "first, pick a hand..."

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Ned Batchelder 12:48 PM on 8 Aug 2003

Hey, hey, keep it clean! This is a family website!

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