Thursday, July 28, 2011

My first swim technique video

I think I've about done 6 swims now (two per week). My co-worker David has been coaching me on technique....he's given me a lot of pointers that have really helped. He also pointed me to a lot of youtube videos when I first got started.

Yesterday, he brought in his underwater camera and we played around videoing our technique. This is a clip that shows where I am right now.. the current is set to 4mph, (probably way off).

There are lots of things that can be improved but the biggest problem is that my flutter kick sucks. My legs are not high enough, knees are bending, feet are going apart too far from each other, kick rate too slow.  Basically just about everything that can be wrong, is wrong. 

But I will fix it ;)


Other cross training is going really well.  Really want to try out the running but holding off for another two weeks.


  1. This video is cool! I wish I had a video camera to video tape my swimming stroke too!

    I have no idea on swim technique, here is where the triathletes might have some input.

    I've been trying to check out youtube videos of swimming strokes, but it's been hard to pick up too much from them.

  2. I would love to learn some proper swimming technique as well, mine is so inefficient that I have no endurance. Very cool swim treadmill - I never knew there was such a thing!

  3. Well, you're not vertical - that's a plus!

  4. Ditto on what Nelly wrote. That would be awesome to get a video of me swimming underwater to find out what I'm doing wrong (everything). I also need access to one of those pools.

  5. I have a really difficult time swimming freestyle, I just can't get my breathing figured out. Breast stroke I can swim all day, it's just no good for triathlons unfortunately. I kind of switch between the two. Enjoyed the video.


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