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Le nageur
February 9th, 2007, 12:19 PM
Hi
I am swimming in my pool now 2 or 3 times on a weekly basis.
I am doing the freestyle.
What is the good drill to develop rolling for breath and momentum and the proper degrees etc.
I cannot afford coaching or TI videos, and don't want to get wrong information from the web.
Thank you for your help.
:)

scyfreestyler
February 9th, 2007, 01:06 PM
Concentrate on rolling your whole body when you breathe, not just turning your head. Try to keep one eye below the surface of the water as you roll and breathe. You don't want to be turning your head and body so far that you are looking up at the sky.

okoban
February 9th, 2007, 01:48 PM
Have a look at the following site
http://swimdownhill.com
I also recommend the book by Emmett Hines 'Fitness Swimming'. Reading this book you learn to develop your swim step by step.
good luck!

newmastersswimmer
February 9th, 2007, 04:00 PM
I had the pleasure of meeting Emett Hines in real life once. I really enjoyed meeting him and swimming with his team one day. Nice to meet you La Naguer and welcome to our forum.

Newmastersswimmer

scyfreestyler
February 9th, 2007, 04:46 PM
As I recall, Emmet has a website. H20ustonswims.com or something like that. There are quite a few articles on there about swimming that I found helpful when I was starting. There is a lot of humor in his writing which keeps you reading...sometimes more than once.

poolraat
February 9th, 2007, 04:50 PM
As I recall, Emmet has a website. H20ustonswims.com or something like that. There are quite a few articles on there about swimming that I found helpful when I was starting. There is a lot of humor in his writing which keeps you reading...sometimes more than once.

Just happen to have it in my favorites: http://www.h2oustonswims.org/