riding high

riding high

Post by Dave Baile » Fri, 07 Mar 1997 04:00:00


I have problems swimming high in the water.  I always seem to be pulling
too much under the water and not on top as much as I see others.  Is it my
pull that is weak or the kick?

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riding high

Post by Martin William Smit » Fri, 07 Mar 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> I have problems swimming high in the water.  I always seem to be
> pulling too much under the water and not on top as much as I see
> others.  Is it my pull that is weak or the kick?

Maybe neither one.  How much do you weigh?  When you float, do you
ride low in the water?  If so, your chances of rising to the top in
swimming are probably correspondingly limited.

martin

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Post by evans-the-sw » Sat, 08 Mar 1997 04:00:00


Quote:

>> I have problems swimming high in the water.  I always seem to be
>> pulling too much under the water and not on top as much as I see
>> others.  Is it my pull that is weak or the kick?
>Maybe neither one.  How much do you weigh?  When you float, do you
>ride low in the water?  If so, your chances of rising to the top in
>swimming are probably correspondingly limited.

Hunh?  How did you figure that? Fat people float.  Fat people go slow.

(Apologies for the generalisation, and for the pithy descriptions.)

 
 
 

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Post by Francois Moda » Sat, 08 Mar 1997 04:00:00

Indeed this is non sense...
I am a triathlete swimming  under 59'' on 100m which is not
very good for a swimmer but ok for me. I have really big legs
and therefore I am not high on the water when I just float, but
I have a good kick and ride high (high enough for a triathlete)
as you have to to swim a sub 59''/100m...
Its nonsense to compare floating and riding high in general...
(although I admit I am among the worst backstrokers in the world :-))
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Post by Martin William Smit » Sat, 08 Mar 1997 04:00:00

Quote:
(evans-the-swim) writes:


> >> I have problems swimming high in the water.  I always seem to be
> >> pulling too much under the water and not on top as much as I see
> >> others.  Is it my pull that is weak or the kick?

> >Maybe neither one.  How much do you weigh?  When you float, do you
> >ride low in the water?  If so, your chances of rising to the top in
> >swimming are probably correspondingly limited.

> Hunh?  How did you figure that? Fat people float.  Fat people go slow.

> (Apologies for the generalisation, and for the pithy descriptions.)

I understand Dave to mean that he rides low in the water, not high.

martin

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Post by Martin William Smit » Sat, 08 Mar 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> Indeed this is non sense...
> I am a triathlete swimming  under 59'' on 100m which is not
> very good for a swimmer but ok for me.

Nonsense?  59 for 100m is very good, especially if you can maintain it
for a 1500, which is nearly world record pace.

Quote:
> I have really big legs and therefore I am not high on the water when
> I just float, but I have a good kick and ride high (high enough for
> a triathlete) as you have to to swim a sub 59''/100m...  Its
> nonsense to compare floating and riding high in general...
> (although I admit I am among the worst backstrokers in the world
> :-))

How much do you weigh?  How tall are you?  Bigness doesn't mean not
buoyant.  Empty oil tankers float quite high in the water.  Full ones
don't.

If a swimmer has trouble swimming on top of the water, it might have
nothing to do with his stroke or his kick.  He might be built for
rugby.  

martin

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Post by John Heena » Sun, 09 Mar 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> Indeed this is non sense...
> I am a triathlete swimming  under 59'' on 100m which is not
> very good for a swimmer but ok for me. I have really big legs
> and therefore I am not high on the water when I just float, but
> I have a good kick and ride high (high enough for a triathlete)
> as you have to to swim a sub 59''/100m...
> Its nonsense to compare floating and riding high in general...
> (although I admit I am among the worst backstrokers in the world :-))
> --
> *** Any opinion expressed above is strictly my own. ***
> Disclaimer: I said this. My company didn't.

/
 
 
 

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Post by Francois Moda » Tue, 11 Mar 1997 04:00:00

No I can not maintain it over 1500m :-)

in fact I can not maintain it over 102m :-)
But I am 5'7'' for 145lbs with cyclist legs
that are not really buoyant...you would undertand if you see
my backstroke...

Francois
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Post by John Heena » Tue, 11 Mar 1997 04:00:00

Quote:

> I have problems swimming high in the water.  I always seem to be pulling
> too much under the water and not on top as much as I see others.  Is it my
> pull that is weak or the kick?

How was this judged?

Who are you being comapred with?

Fast swimming can give the illusion of swimming high through the
creation of troughs.

John

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