My friend describes it as I'm doing moreso what is required for the
breatstroke with the action that your legs are currently doing. Maybe I
should take up that stroke!! Thanks for your reply. Many people tell
me what I'm suppose to be doing but don't offer what practice or
technique to get myself to do it. At least you gave me something to
> Hope this is on the right track...
> Your problem I think is that your hips are riding too low in the
> technique called 'pressing the T' might be the answer. Imagine your
> shoulders as the cross of a t and press your shoulders to the bottom
> pool. This will rotate your hips toward the surface and place you in
> streamlined position. It is not important to actually push your
> deeper into the water, just 'feel' yourself pressing down will cause
> rotation. HTH. On another topic, I never liked the kickboards
> locks you in to a static position that has nothing to do with a
> freestyle roll from side to side. Practice your kicks without a
> your side for six or eight beats and then pull one stroke and rotate
> other side. Your legs are the strongest muscles on your body and
> the strength training of a kicking workout.
> Anyway, if this isn't on the right track, I'm sure that someone will
> > Folks,
> > Started swimming in earnest about 2 months ago and I am having some
> > difficulties. I am just doing freestyle for now and doing some laps.
> > The main problem is my legs are under the water when I'm swimming
> > they are also bent at the knees for the most part. I have watched
> > instuctors tell the young ones to just use a kickboard and go across
> > the pool. I tried using the kickboard and I'm basically stuck in
> > (kicking fairly ***ly) not going anywhere.
> > I really don't see any lessons in my facility except for children.
> > advice would be appreciated. Not sure if my problem is common or if
> > there is some tools I can use to assist with the problems. Thanks
> > Bob
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