Tuesday, June 23, 2009


courtesy Mark Savage Photography

This is something I have been thinking about since NE Champs.

Re-learning a proper start.

This image is a great one to catalogue away in my brain for visualization purposes. It is of Kendall Steward a 14-year old who just swam a 1:00.09 in the 100 meter fly at the TYR Swim Meet of Champions at Mission Viejo last week.

Notice her hands- firm and already angling for a streamlined shot in the water.
She is up on her toes, which is clearly something my aging body is going to have to practice a lot.
And she is taking a good aggressive look at where she is headed before dropping her head for entry. This is different than the quick look and reflexive body jerk I learned way back in the 80's.

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