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A comfort swimmer's guide to easy swimming

Thursday, 2/16/12

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by , February 17th, 2012 at 12:05 AM (673 Views)
SCY, Solo

Warm up (900)
300 choice - free & back
3 x 100/1:45-50 25 drill/25 swim
- all free, did fist and 1-arm for drills
4 x 50/50 dps build
- free, around 40
4 x 25/30 strong
- IM order

Kick Set (900)
4 x 100 IM/2:30
- no board but used snorkel for this set, ave 2:10
20 x 25/40 strong board ok
- alternated 2 on belly w/ board, 2 on back, mostly flutter with occasional dolphin

Back Set (600)
3 x 200 Back/3:30 - build

- went 3:06, 3:06, 3:04

Pull Set Free (600)
3 x 200/3:00 pull with paddles, buoy, snorkel

- went 2:40, 2:42, 2:42

Warm down
100 easy swim


Total: 3100 yards

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  1. jswim's Avatar
    How do you like using snorkels? what does it help with, streamline? just curious.
    Updated February 17th, 2012 at 04:35 PM by poolraat
  2. poolraat's Avatar
    Quote Originally Posted by jswim
    How do you like using snorkels? what does it help with, streamline? just curious.
    I originally got the snorkel for kicking because my neck doesn't like the head up position it's in when kicking with a board. With the snorkel I can stay in a face down streamline with, or without, the board while I kick (I do my kicking both ways).

    When my son was home from college at Christmas I noticed that he and another local college swimmer did all their pulling with a snorkel also. When I asked him why, he said it allows focusing on the stroke without breaking rhythm to breathe. I also do sprint 25's with it for the same reason.