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mark_varney47
June 4th, 2003, 01:28 PM
Hi,
I am trying to find video clips of Grant Hackett,either swimming the 400m free or 1500 free.Does anybody know of websites that might have these??
Thanks

Matt S
June 4th, 2003, 02:54 PM
I don't know about current video clips on the web, but I think I downloaded a couple off the web shortly after the 2000 Olympics. I'll have to check my home computer, and get back to you.

Matt

valhallan
June 4th, 2003, 04:48 PM
You can click on the following link...

http://www.swim.ee/videos/index.html

There are several clips of Hackett and Thorpe side by side.

P.S. If you ever wanted to see a classic example of a front quadrant swimmer,..take a close look at Thorpe. He's got an amazingly fast "catch-up" style stroke...which I still say is great for distance swimmers, but not necessarily for the sprinters.:cool:

mark_varney47
June 6th, 2003, 09:51 AM
Hi Vallhallan,
Thanks for those links.I too noticed the "Front Quadrant Swimming" style of Ian Thorpe with his catch-up stroke style.I am tring to adapt to this style myself as my main event is 400m Free.I first read about this style when I saw some articles written by Emmett Hines.They really made me realise that it is the most effective way to swim.By adopting this style,my stroke count per 25m lap has dropped by 6 stokes in 2 weeks.