Met with a coach today.
by, July 13th, 2009 at 02:13 PM (2215 Views)
I told Heather I was doing a 5k ocean swim on Saturday so we focused on getting ready for that. We worked on elongating my stroke, relaxing my feet and hands and breathing on both sides. She showed me some drills for maximizing my stroke...to swim more efficiently with less effort.
Drills to remember and do:
Lie on back, arms at side roll full circle leading with the hips while kicking.
Lie on stomach, put a kickboard between thighs and tap it at the back of your stroke in freestyle.
Sculling with fingers apart slightly.
Counting my strokes down pool. She said no more than 17. I stayed under that fairly easy.
I asked her to time me on the 25 and 50 after our class of focusing on longer stroke.
25yds- 15.6 and 50 yds - 34.8.
If this is accurate these are awesome times for me. I am not going to post them as I want to check with a stopwatch for accuracy.
I will be away from my regular workouts as I am traveling to Fla and SF until August 1. When I get back I will meet with her again. I hope to find pools to swim in when I am away.