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1) Does anyone know how much drafting behind someone's wake saves energy-wise? We were forced three or four to a lane in the pool last night (the Boy Scouts took over a couple lanes to earn their swimming merit badges) and I noticed how much easier it felt when I was behind someone as opposed to being the lead dog, so to speak.<br><br>
2) Is there any benefit to learning other strokes other than freestyle in terms of improving your speed on the freestyle? I've seen many a swimmer alternate between the three or four strokes during their sets and if that would much help to upping my speed on the free (I do know how to backstroke, but can't do any of the other ones)?
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just be careful with breastroke if you have wonky knees - the whip kick can aggravate some peep's knees.
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