Swim Technique Analysis
"One minute of video analysis beats 10 years of blind training."
I have always been a book reader and solo trainer, past the point of optimality. I decided to take a leaf from my old pole-vault coach, and analyze my swim technique via video. That plus getting in a lot of actual reps of the real thing I'm doing (principle of specificity) is the correction for my personality.
Comparing against the perfect freestyle technique:
Few areas of improvement:
- Steeper and cleaner hand entry, rather than the water slapping I do now.
- A smaller head turn during breaths, keep half the google underwater.
- Longer glides
- Smaller, more frequent kicks