2 Things to Think about Swimming This Fall

Posted on September 27, 2011

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This is a repost from 2009 because I feel this is a must!  I am seeing a bunch of athletes falling apart during practice, and these two points are huge.  Please read them and continue to think about them…all the time

#1—While daily consistency is one key to swimming success, so is performing your strokes in proper form the entire practice. Getting lazy builds bad habits and those are extremely hard to break…it is better to slow down, change intervals, and get in a slower lane to do the strokes to the best of your ability. You will eventually get faster with what you are doing, and guess what? You are doing it in proper form!

#2—Continue to monitor your stroke count per lap to see where you are. You may think you are doing strokes with extreme efficiency but your stroke count tells you differently….stay the same stroke count per lap as best you can. One of my old teammates, Anthony Nesty (pictured below), who coincidentally is also an Olympic Champion in the butterfly, swam an entire difficult practice swimming only butterfly while keeping the same stroke count each lap…..and it was long course!…..I guess the proof is in the pudding!

Always think about form.   Efficiency always wins in the end!

Anthony Nesty

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