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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.
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:
•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)
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