Sunday, August 7, 2011

Swim Types

I just ran across this from the Swim Smooth blog and thought it was interesting. Swim Types:

I did the questionaire and it says I am most likely a Bambino... Wow, really? I would at least hope to be an Arnie!
Maybe it is mostly because my swim is so slow... the next closest choice was the Overglider, but my stroke rate is way too high for that I think. I am counting 25 to 30 per 25 yards... without really kicking off the wall though.

This is one characteristic of the Bambino that rings true... "Struggles to breathe from lack of lead arm support". I do have to look into this some more and see what drills I can do to help improve that. But I guess the main drill is just swimming a lot.

Here is the swim analysis of an 'improved' Bambino, looks pretty good to me!

My swim is just so darn slow it is frustrating. It takes me about 19 minutes to swim 500 yards in the pool. That just ain't right. I am going to spend a little more time working speed now that I can do 500 yards pretty comfortably. I'm also planning on getting started back with Tri Swim this week.

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