Tuesday, May 3, 2011

Swim time!

Yesterday I met my coach at the pool for some swim stroke video & analysis and some FUN body fat testing!!! I think everyone should start their Monday with a little caliper fun. Don't you? Haha...seriously though. It ws all welcome. Per my last post, you know I've been working hard at the weight loss thing and I was curious to see how it's translating into body fat %. I'm doing just fine... a bit more to go but I'm pleased with the results so far.

On to the swimming!! I haven't been taped or watched in the water since I was 15 or 16 at Mercersburg Swim Camp in Pennsylvania. Back then, I was scrutinized with a fine tooth comb. Pool swimming requires a lot of presicion for one to improve and be as fast as they can at fairly short distances. However, that was ahem, 25-26 years ago!! Wow. It kind of hurts to write that number. I remember my Dad used to say, "You know, I FEEL the same as I did when I was 20!" I used to think he was crazy. Now I get it. I think I might possibly feel Better than when I was in my early 20s.
moving on...
See what you think:

My Freestyle


another view


Marisa said...

Thank you for posting this! It's very helpful to see good powerful swim technique.

Michelle Simmons said...

Nice high elbows under water! You don't drop those at all. Looks very strong. :)

Swimming for ME said...

Why is your left arm going under your body? Your right looks just "right"!