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    I enjoy the technical aspects of breaststroke

    On the "most feared" thread, flystorms (gee, I wonder what her favorite stroke is? ) wrote: "Most feared? Anything with breast stroke. LOL!"

    I am quickly becoming a piddly slow swimmer, but honestly, I enjoy practicing (if not racing) the technical aspects of breaststroke. On the one hand, it doesn't ask my body to do anything it can't do (such as fly does with that whole bendy torso/shoulders out of the water stuff), and doesn't present me with the breathing asymmetry of free (I doubt I will ever comfortably breathe to my left). It is a technical challenge (there's a lot going on which is not at all forgiving if the sequence is even a bit off). Every now and then my knees tell me it's not a day to overdo it, but it's nice when I get the rhythm right and can "ride the glide". If I didn't enjoy backstroke so much, I'd swim more breaststroke.

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    Re: I enjoy the technical aspects of breaststroke

    Embrace your inner frog!
    "To strive,to seek,to find,and not to yield" Tennyson
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    Re: I enjoy the technical aspects of breaststroke

    Smontanaro, how funny! I never considered my "handle" to be an indicator of being a butterfly-er. That's so funny! I'm actually happy doing all freestyle and maybe just a little backstroke on occasion. The name comes from being a hurricane hunter back in my AF days.
    "If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to meet it." - Jonathan Winters, actor and comedian

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    Re: I enjoy the technical aspects of breaststroke

    As an adult onsetter, the frog had been the most challenging as well as my respective slowest stroke. Ironically, it may also be my most promising. Still saving this one for later as I continue to learn it.

    Quote Originally Posted by flystorms View Post
    The name comes from being a hurricane hunter back in my AF days.
    Bet that was a fun ride in those J model 130's

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    Re: I enjoy the technical aspects of breaststroke

    The J-model was actually better only because it had air conditioning that usually worked and a cool microwave . I retired, only riding in them for about a year. At risk of sounding like an old fart, it was too much technology to keep up with as a part-timer. LOL! Spent many, many hours and years on the old H-models droning through storms, though. I miss storm seasons at times (well and working out of St Croix wasn't a bad deal either!)
    "If your ship doesn't come in, swim out to meet it." - Jonathan Winters, actor and comedian

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