Monday, August 17, 2009

Monday swim

(Flip turns on all freestyle - not sure how this is going to translate once I'm swimming in a crowded lane situation again, but I am pretty set on doing them when I have the space not to accidentally run into anybody if I don't come off the wall entirely straight!)

100 free, 100 back, 100 free, 100 breast, 100 free, 100 fly drill

6 x 100, evens free and odds IM, on 3:00

2 x (4 x 100 free with sliding IM 25 stroke)

4 x 50 drill-swim by 25 (breast, back, 2 x free)

2200 meters


Wendy said...

Very nice!

I haven't seen your turns, but for coming into and out of the turn you might consider these keywords: eyes down. You could even practice it in the condo pool once you've done it a few times with in a lane with a line on the bottom.

As you approach the wall, resist all temptation to lift your head up. Instead, as you go into the turn look straight down. Tuck your chin and flip. Feel your feet hit the wall, push off, as you do, in steamline hand over hand, biceps squeezing ears, start to look for the line on the bottom as you roll to your front.

Eyes down can help you orient, and also helps maximize distance off the wall.

Also ... make sure your feet are aiming for the hash mark on the end of the pool as you flip. Angling in starts as the lane lines change colour, feet hit the cross-hatch, push off, find the bottom, then you can angle out.

ShirleyPerly said...

Good job on the flips! I've not practiced them at all recently but only dared doing them before when I had a lane to myself. I'll have to remember Wendy's tips when I get back to them in the off-season.