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ddl
May 1st, 2009, 01:41 AM
Ok, this is part 2, most beautiful stroke for women. Share your opinions...

mazzy
May 1st, 2009, 04:25 AM
Backstroke by far, K. Coventry is the most beautiful to see.

gobears
May 1st, 2009, 08:06 AM
Done really well, butterfly. Watched Mary T. do a 1500 fly one year at Belmont Plaza. Beautiful.

Done really poorly (probably mine), butterfly just looks painful...

hofffam
May 1st, 2009, 12:42 PM
I agree with butterfly.

Women often swim ugly freestyle for some reason. Too many swim with straight arms like Janet Evans. Dara Torres on the other hand swims a very pretty freestyle.

ddl
May 1st, 2009, 12:51 PM
Backstroke by far, K. Coventry is the most beautiful to see.

What about Egerszegi?

spell_me
May 1st, 2009, 08:21 PM
Without a doubt, 'fly.

When I was a little girl joining the swim team for the first time I only knew freestyle and backstroke. I remember being awestruck by the beauty of butterfly as swum by the older girls. I HAD to learn how to do that!

Allen Stark
May 1st, 2009, 11:33 PM
The gender differences in the poll are interesting.Women swimming backstroke seems to be popular,men hardly at all.I will not speculate as to why.:bolt:

Ahelee Sue Osborn
May 2nd, 2009, 12:35 AM
What about Egerszegi?


Egerszegi was unbelievable!!

Thanks for the reminder.
Need to check for some footage of her swimming backstroke!

mazzy
May 2nd, 2009, 06:45 AM
What about Egerszegi?

Well This topic is about the most beaufiful stroke, not the greatest performer.
it's no that Egerszegi is awful :) simply I like to see Coventry more.

BTW Coventry is 2-times reign 200m olympic champ, 2-times runner-up in 100m, in times with a lot of competitiors. At London she can match the Egerszegi for the triple crown at 200m, so she isn't a bad performer too.

geochuck
May 2nd, 2009, 08:56 AM
I love it when Chuckie strokes my back.

What freestyle stroke do you mean, I like the over arm, under arm, side stroke.

Ahelee Sue Osborn
May 2nd, 2009, 01:09 PM
Well This topic is about the most beaufiful stroke, not the greatest performer.
it's no that Egerszegi is awful :) simply I like to see Coventry more.




I remember watching Kristina's Olympic races in awe. She always blew everyone away!

But those were the days when I hated backstroke - never swam it except to recover from the fly in the IM - and I was not a swim coach to appreciate her technique.

I do remember that she had an unusual stroke, but she was so much faster than anyone she had to be doing something right.
The clips I have seen are not great, but I am interested in what she was doing that was so superior. She did seem to dolphin off the turns which was a new concept then.