Examples Of Tension And Relaxation In Freestyle

Examples Of Tension And Relaxation In Freestyle

This is an addendum to the post The Tension Behind Relaxation… Some Examples Of Tension And Relaxation In Freestyle There could be hundreds of focal points for building appropriate tension and relaxation throughout the stroke – far too many to discuss in a...
A Better High Elbow Catch

A Better High Elbow Catch

These last couple weeks I received a some inquiries about my perspective on what is known as the High Elbow Catch so I will share some of the comments I gave. Appearance Or Function? The label ‘high elbow catch’ is a descriptive term of an external appearance – and...

The Effort In Effortless

Recently this questions has come up few times in various forms: How effortless should effortless swimming be? And here is one way I’ve answered that question: The sensation of effortless is relative – when you compare the sensation of swimming once...

Breathe Easy 2

There are several details to making the breath (in freestyle stroke) feel relaxed and easy. Among the several here is one that, coincidentally, several recent students have noted as making the biggest breakthrough: Turn to breathe sooner. Now, this assumes that you...
Magic Moment

Magic Moment

Here is a message I received recently from a swimmer I have been corresponding with. He describes something I am eager to disclose to my new-to-open water swimmers: swim on mindfully until you come to the magic moment! Here is his comment: Another thing I want to...

Imprinting A Quality Catch

Here are some great questions from a comment on Opportunity Cost. He is asking about Early Vertical Forearm (EVF) and what to expect in establishing this skill:   I’ve been musing on this very thing [opportunity costs] in my TI practice. I’ve recently...