> >I am just wondering if anyone has any tips on how to increase my stroke
> >efficiency. I find that I run out of breath fairly quickly for someone who
> >has been swimming for approximately 10 years. Bye and thanks.
> Relax more. Glide more.
The point about relaxing is quite important (IMHO). When someone is
chasing me in the pool and catching up, I find that I start trying too
hard to keep ahead. My stroke count goes up and my effeciency (and speed)
comes down. If I try to relax, I can start to pull away from them
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