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TOPIC:   Swimming Tip # 1 - Body Position 

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2/16/13 10:16 A

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Hey Everyone,

I had a question from one of my team members yesterday that I think many people might need help with, Body Position.

In swimming, coaches teach stroke mechanics using the "prone" position. Something beginner swimmers as well as many advanced swimmers do is swim with their heads too far out of the water. This is most often caused by looking too far down the pool in front them. Coaches call it "getting out of alignment."

As swimmers, when our heads are out of alignment with our spines it pushes the hips down in the water and creates drag. This then causes us to kick harder to maintain speed. Keeping the head down will feel awkward at first, but it's necessary to maintain the proper position for an effective stroke.

I have included a link showing exactly what I am referring to. The video features Olympic Medal winner Natalie Coughlin.

Give it a try.

Good luck and JUICE to you all.

Jonny Mac

Nothing tastes as good as healthy feels and looks.

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