I've been trying to improve my swimming technique in hopes that I will
actually pick up some speed. I went to a swim clinic and the guy was
teaching the same stuff as Total Immersion (to my delight) so I was able
to have him watch me and advise me on what I needed to change/work on.
So my stroke count (25 yds) has dropped from 39-41 to 30-33! Yay! I know
I have a ways to go, but it's nice to see something finally work. But I
have noticed at one pool where I swim (at UW) there is a strong current
generated by water shooting out the spout (?) in the shallow end. When I
swim "with the current" my stroke count is 29 - 31, but coming back
(even after a rest) it's more like 36-40! Has anyone else experienced
this or might I have some sort of "psychological thing" going on in this
pool? It doesn't happen at the other pool I swim at (at UW)....Thanks!