Sunday, January 4, 2015

3 X 3 = 9 x 4 = 36 = 1 = Some Measurable Time


Ken is often the brilliant one; I – Don – am often the verbose one…we all have a role to play…
Ken says that if a swimmer could go 3 inches farther on her 3 dolphin kicks off the start and each wall in the same amount of time (highlighted for the obvious reasons) then the ultimate result would be 1 less yard of swimming in a 100 event…another way to view this would be to ask the swimmer to imagine the touch pad was at the 24 yard mark on the last lap…or the 23 yard mark on the last lap of a 200 event.
Then ask the swimmer what his time would be if that were the case. End of story…
(Swimmers need specific targets to aim for and this is a classically wonderful way for them to “learn” about the power of the underwater dolphin kick. Yes this applies to breaststroke as well since all swimmers now can do one dolphin kick with their hands in a streamlined position…thanks to FINA for that one).

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