Fixing Sinking Hips

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Member Question from drchris

"I have been swimming for ten months and it has been quite a challenge.  I'm sure you have heard this before but I am a sinker. I have learned that keeping my head down and elongating my torso keeps my legs closer to the surface. However, whenever I try to use pull buoys my legs sink.  I have even tried using two buoys which does the trick but one always falls out and the sinking begins.  How do I correct this?"

Answer by Kevin Koskella
TriSwimCoach.com

Sinking is typically one of the first hurdles that new swimmers need to get past. Not being water creatures, we tend to automatically sink when in water. The good news is that you can improve your balance in the water with practice. The bad news is that some of us sink more than others - and you are definitely on the upper end of the sinking chart!

Many triathletes have a more difficult time than average people when it comes to staying at or near the water surface when swimming, because they often have a low body fat percentage. [.....]

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date: November 16, 2010

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I'm at http://www.TriSwimCoach.com- a resource for beginning through intermediate level triathletes looking for help with swimming. The site features a free email newsletter offering tips and articles on triathlon swimming. I have also written an electronic book titled “The Complete Guide to Triathlon Swimming” and created "The Essential Triathlon Swimming DVD", both available on www.triswimcoach.com.

For a 20% DISCOUNT on Zoomers Z2 fins and Freestyler paddles, go to www.finisinc.com and use discount code ‘aggies20’ at checkout!

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