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TomBrooklyn
October 1st, 2007, 05:16 PM
When swimming, should the fingers be close together so they cup the water and no water gets between them or should they be a little looser with water allowed to squeeze between them on the stroke?

geochuck
October 1st, 2007, 06:29 PM
Tom have a look here http://forums.usms.org/showthread.php?t=6647&highlight=open+fingers

TomBrooklyn
October 1st, 2007, 06:58 PM
OK. Glad I got that straightened out. Until recently, I thought I was supposed to try to cup my hand as not let any water squeeze through, and it was hard to do. Glad I don't have to worry about that now.

3strokes
October 2nd, 2007, 09:11 PM
OK. Glad I got that straightened out. Until recently, I thought I was supposed to try to cup my hand as not let any water squeeze through, and it was hard to do. Glad I don't have to worry about that now.

If cuppin were the way to go rather than a combination of pulling pushing and bit of slippage (sculling), fast modern ships would be wheel-paddlers rather than screw-propelled.

Can't remember where ( or when ) I read that.