Lesson #9 - Keep The Elbows Up

author : Tri Swim Coach
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Most of the conversation around the pool when discussing freestyle technique with others typically involves:

  1. How to breathe properly
     
  2. How exactly should the pull through the water go.

 

Focusing on the first part of the pull and avoiding the dreaded “dropped elbow” can help transform your stroke, and allow you to relax and let go of these common challenges.

 

What can you do to avoid dropping your elbow?


It’s actually pretty simple:


Keep the stroking arm straight as far out in front of you as possible, and keep the arm straight for as long as possible as you pull through the water. [.....]

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date: July 4, 2006

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Tri Swim Coach

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.

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avatarTri Swim Coach

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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