improving stroke efficiency

improving stroke efficiency

Post by Seamus Mc Coo » Tue, 16 Nov 1999 04:00:00


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.
 
 
 

improving stroke efficiency

Post by Isiaf » Tue, 16 Nov 1999 04:00:00

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>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.

Sling Skate

 
 
 

improving stroke efficiency

Post by Robert W. McAdam » Wed, 17 Nov 1999 04:00:00

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> 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.

Total Immersion (http://www.totalimmersion.net) has some books and videos that are oriented toward improving stroke efficiency.

Bob

 
 
 

improving stroke efficiency

Post by Stuart Ballar » Wed, 17 Nov 1999 04:00:00

Try breathing out under water, this leaves longer to breath in when your
mouth breaks the surface.

Stuart

 
 
 

improving stroke efficiency

Post by Peter Bro » Sun, 21 Nov 1999 04:00:00

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> >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
(sometimes).

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improving stroke efficiency

Post by (Pete Cresswell » Sun, 21 Nov 1999 04:00:00

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> I find that I run out of breath fairly quickly for someone who has been swimming for approximately 10 years

I've only been swimming for 2 years, but have found out that if I take a couple
more strokes per lap, breathing is easier.    e.g. 13-14 instead of 12.

Dunno why, unless it's the extra breath per lap...

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improving stroke efficiency

Post by Donal Fag » Mon, 22 Nov 1999 04:00:00

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>> I find that I run out of breath fairly quickly for someone who has been
>> swimming for approximately 10 years

How far do you swim?  How often do you breathe?

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