Previous podcasts have explained Tautness and Alignment. Now Coach Gerry Rodrigues covers the third phase: Propulsion.Do you ever wonder how the person in the next lane seems to be swimming effortlessly, yet moving twice as fast as you? Once you have worked on tautness and alignment, you're ready to move on and understand what moves you through the water.The setup of the arm and hand upon entry and the propulsion are the focus of this detailed podcast. Building on the previous episodes, understand the importance of the hand entry. Extend downward and forward, with a straight wrist, hand and fingers. When the hand is about 18 inches beneath the surface and the elbow begins to bend, focus on the elbow pointing toward the side of the pull and the elbow remains higher than the wrist.When you are concerned about distance per stroke, you can sometimes make the mistake of gliding the hand too far forward where your hand is actually applying a braking force. Learn more by listening to the 30 minute podcast.
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