A little over a month ago I had a friend take a video of me swimming. I then took this video and compared my swimming form against some of the best swimmers out there. I noticed a few things in my technique that I’m going to work on correcting. Take a look:
This last one also deals with hand entry. The hand should enter the water inline with your shoulder and hip (where the red line is). In this particular shot, my hand is entering the water way past my center line. After watching the entire video, it appears that I only do this once in a while, not every stroke. This helps explain why I tend to have trouble swimming straight in open water!
Here’s the entire video, edited (click on the play button to view):
If you (or someone you know) is a swim coach, give me some pointers. My swim times have improved, but I know that I still have a lot of flaws in my stroke!
1 hour of weights (chest, arms, shoulders, abs)
5 minute warm-up
4 x 240yd (10 lengths) with 1 minute rest in between
1) 4:14 – (31:02 min/mile pace)
2) 4:13 – (30:55)
3) 4:18 – (31:31)
4) 4:15 – (31:09)
3 minute cool-down
Total workout: 1344yd in 31:15