View Full Version : Being Buoyant

April 6th, 2009, 07:02 PM
I'm learning to swim now, working on freestyle. I've spent much time on balance and general "feeling my body in the water". Progress is decent. Major wall now is in freestyle - getting enough clearance to grab a breath. My body is a bit low - especially troublesome to keep my legs at the surface. I know about head position - am keeping the water line at the upper 1/3 of my head, looking straight down. My rotation into the breath is pretty good, keep my head inline with body, definitley NOT lifting my head. Increased my stroke rate to about a stroke per second and maintain a wide track, both of which help. I am very lean and muscular and am definitely a "sinker".

Appreciate any suggestions on what I can do to get a bit higher in the water or effective ways to deal with being a bit low.