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The source of glide in swimming

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Ok, those that know me know I struggle in the water, those that don't know me - I struggle in the water. If you go to my Active site you can see some above water videos from last week. One comment (given several times) was 'You need to slow the arms down and increase your glide'.<br><br>
So the question I have is where does the glide come from? Are rather, which part of the stroke needs to be longer? Does an increase of stroke length come from slower recovery? Or from an actual pause somewhere? I am thinking that the pull needs to be virtually the same. Is that right?<br><br>
My 25 meter stroke count is 25. One meter per stroke? Not so good. Obviously this means my pull is also not perfect. I do catch-up drills in an effort to help this, and am trying to figure out the tickle and maybe some sculling. As soon as I get all the water out of my sinuses from last night's attempt, I will try again!<br><br>
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Have you read the TI books or seen the videos. I would stop swimmimg for 2-3 weeks and get some drills and just do the drills for the whole pool session for those weeks. Then at the end of that time start putting it all back together into a new stroke.
Everyone's stroke count is different. When i first started in swimming in August. My stroke count was 26. I bought the TI book took a TI workshop and in 2 days at the workshop my stroke count fell to 14.<br>
I have still tried to better that and have had a couple of 12's and even a 10 stroke lap one time.<br>
So basically it all depends on your stroke length and stroke rate. Which is different for everyone
LRR just keep the book in the bathroom. That way everyone can enjoy it.
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