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smontanaro
February 3rd, 2014, 09:56 AM
On the "most feared" thread, flystorms (gee, I wonder what her favorite stroke is? :)) wrote: "Most feared? Anything with breast stroke. LOL!"

I am quickly becoming a piddly slow swimmer, but honestly, I enjoy practicing (if not racing) the technical aspects of breaststroke. On the one hand, it doesn't ask my body to do anything it can't do (such as fly does with that whole bendy torso/shoulders out of the water stuff), and doesn't present me with the breathing asymmetry of free (I doubt I will ever comfortably breathe to my left). It is a technical challenge (there's a lot going on which is not at all forgiving if the sequence is even a bit off). Every now and then my knees tell me it's not a day to overdo it, but it's nice when I get the rhythm right and can "ride the glide". If I didn't enjoy backstroke so much, I'd swim more breaststroke.

Allen Stark
February 3rd, 2014, 11:10 AM
Embrace your inner frog!

flystorms
February 3rd, 2014, 08:55 PM
Smontanaro, how funny! I never considered my "handle" to be an indicator of being a butterfly-er. That's so funny! I'm actually happy doing all freestyle and maybe just a little backstroke on occasion. The name comes from being a hurricane hunter back in my AF days.

__steve__
February 3rd, 2014, 09:12 PM
As an adult onsetter, the frog had been the most challenging as well as my respective slowest stroke. Ironically, it may also be my most promising. Still saving this one for later as I continue to learn it.


The name comes from being a hurricane hunter back in my AF days.Bet that was a fun ride in those J model 130's

flystorms
February 4th, 2014, 04:46 PM
The J-model was actually better only because it had air conditioning that usually worked and a cool microwave . I retired, only riding in them for about a year. At risk of sounding like an old fart, it was too much technology to keep up with as a part-timer. LOL! Spent many, many hours and years on the old H-models droning through storms, though. I miss storm seasons at times (well and working out of St Croix wasn't a bad deal either!)