When you finish do you keep your stroke the same and short stroke into the wall, or do you adjust and try to finish extended? What is faster?
For turns I think the answer is to adjust going in to set up a better turn, but for finishes, not so sure.
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The ideal way to finish any breastroke race is streamlined fully extended head neutral just as you finish a kick
Free, Fly and back are arm driven strokes, breast is leg driven
You definitely want to finish fully extended and adjust your stroke accordingly.Conventional wisdom is to do the same with the turns and that is clearly right for many people.Since you need your arms bent to turn, I like to short stroke into the turn to make sure I reach the wall in good position to turn.
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Ok, all kidding aside. I have seen elite swimmers just short stroke the finish rather than adjust the last three strokes. Wondering what's fastest.