Just something I found to be quite interesting. The November/December issue
of Fitness Swimmer has an article titled "Test Your Swimming Smarts." It is
a 25-question true/false test with explanations of the answers.
If you want to swim faster, turn your arms over faster; don't worry about
your distance per stroke. True or False
Answer: True and False.
The explanation goes on to say. You may have heard the reverse: that
distance per stroke trumps turnover. So which is it? Both, actually, it's
highly individual. Most competitive sprinters have a low stroke count. But
since swimming with a huge distance per stroke is hard to sustain, the best
distance swimmers rely on a high stroke turnover for speed.
Interesting since Terry Laughlin is the Technique Editor and the answer sort
of is the opposite of TI.