Wednesday, November 03, 2010

Your Middle Finger

If you have a tendency to crossover the centre line in your stroke, here's a useful visualisation. Try swimming thinking solely about the middle finger on each hand. As you enter the water and extend forwards think about keeping your middle finger pointing straight in front of the same shoulder, extending gun-barrel straight down the pool:

A crossover really harms your freestyle: it reduces your body rotation, harms your catch, causes you to fish-tail and can even cause shoulder injury. In our experience about two thirds of swimmers have some degree of cross-over in their stroke - treat removing yours as a priority.

Swim Smooth!

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