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Do You Have Different Swim Paces?

Many beginner swimmers, both young and old, find that they have one swim speed. Learn how slowing down can actually help you speed up.

PRLog - Nov. 28, 2012 - CEDAR RAPIDS, Iowa -- As I continue to swim more and more I’ve come to the great realization that I am beginning to understand swim paces.  Not only am I beginning to understand them but I am starting to be able to swim at different paces consistently.

When I first started swimming earlier this summer this wasn’t the case.  Everything I did in the pool was at the exact same speed.  The first two months of my swim career were at the exact same pace whether I was trying to do a warm up, cool down, 100 repeats, pulls, kicks, or long distance sessions.  I was giving everything I had and the swims were stuck in one slow going gear.

As I’ve focused more on technique and drills I’ve become much more efficient in the water.  I love watching swim techniques on YouTube or on the blogs I come across and I’ve come to really love the drills in swimming.  My favorite swim drills include:

•Fingertip drill
•Fist drill
•Head out of water drill (this one is still a killer for me)
•One arm drills
•Pulling (technically not a drill I guess but really helps me feel body rotation)

Continue reading more at http://iowatribob.com/2012/11/27/swim-speeds/

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