## technique and stroke length

### technique and stroke length

RE/

Quote:
>Having consulted the 'Total Immersion' web site I am now trying to reduce my
>stroke length to at least 20 per 25m

Do you count one stroke each time a hand enters the water or one stroke for each
cycle of left-right?
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Pete Cresswell

### technique and stroke length

Quote:
>To achieve 20 strokes I wait
>for one hand to 'catch up' with other in front of head before I take the
>next stroke.  Is this right - and is it all just practise to building this
>up.

Sounds right.

My advice think relax and glide.  Get the TI video.

Bob

### technique and stroke length

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>Good question. I have not seen a clear answer to this, I believe it is one
>stroke is each time your left or right hand breaks the water. Can someone

I count each arm pull as a stroke.  I think that TI counts each arm as a
stroke.

Bob

### technique and stroke length

Gleshna99 a crit dans le message

Quote:

>>Good question. I have not seen a clear answer to this, I believe it is one
>>stroke is each time your left or right hand breaks the water. Can someone

>I count each arm pull as a stroke.  I think that TI counts each arm as a
>stroke.

The Speedo Stroke monitor counts each cycle of left-right. They count cycles
to compute the SEI (Swimm Efficiency Index).

In fact they count "cycles", not strokes...

-- Olivier

### technique and stroke length

I count one stroke as each time a hand enters the water - I can't remember
where it is written but I got this definition from the TI site so they must
state it somewhere.

Quote:

>RE/
>>Having consulted the 'Total Immersion' web site I am now trying to reduce
my
>>stroke length to at least 20 per 25m

>Do you count one stroke each time a hand enters the water or one stroke for
each
>cycle of left-right?
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>Pete Cresswell

### technique and stroke length

On Sun, 26 Sep 1999 18:08:23 +0100, "Helen"

Quote:

>Having consulted the 'Total Immersion' web site I am now trying to reduce my
>stroke length to at least 20 per 25m having spent the last 4 months
>thrashing up and down the pool trying to achieve speed!

>Basically I can manage 20 strokes but find I get very out of breath and need
>to breathe every 2nd stroke - I then feel I sink slightly as I turn my head
>to breathe (on the right side) and the left arm does not do a full stroke
>underwater as I seem to use it for balance.  To achieve 20 strokes I wait
>for one hand to 'catch up' with other in front of head before I take the
>next stroke.  Is this right - and is it all just practise to building this
>up.

20 is pretty good.. we also work on it and when i try really hard i
can get 10 strokes in a length, but i prefer to stay around 12.

If you're sinking when you breath, make sure you're not breathing and
looking back.  that's just plain bad for everything, and LOTS of
swimmers do it.  Try looking to the side, not straight up, and if that
feels good, look to the side and even forward a little!  If you keep
you're gonig to go back and down.

As far as your breathing goes, i don't know.. besides keeping it up :)

Mike Roberto

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### technique and stroke length

RE/

Quote:
>I count one stroke as each time a hand enters the water

So do I.   To me, two strokes = 1 stroke cycle.

I misread you original post and thought it referred to 20 stokes per fifty
meters instead of 25....so I figured maybe it was cycles instead of strokes...
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Pete Cresswell