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Sculling – Developing a feel for the water
The next skill in developing a feel for the water involves sculling (figure 2.3) and putting pressure on the water with both your hands and your forearms. Your hand position should be loose rather than rigid.
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Single Stroke Breathing and Continuous Breathing
As land-based creatures, we cannot process oxygen out of water as fish do; therefore, we must find a way to breathe air while swimming. In freestyle, this need is met by rotating the head so that the mouth and nose are out of the water at a good time during the stroke cycle (figure 3.4), thus allowing the swimmer to breathe without interrupting his or her rhythm.
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Track Start
Set: 1. Stand at the front edge of the block with one foot forward and the toes curled over the edge. 2. Place your other foot at the back of the block. 3. Bend at your waist and bend your knees slightly to assume almost a crouched position.
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Swimming
Steps to Success
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Swimming: Steps to Success provides progressive instruction on mastering the four basic strokes, starts, turns, and other aquatic skills. Using detailed instruction, full-color photo sequences, drills, and skill assessments, readers will learn to be confident and competent swimmers.

© 2016
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Book   240 pages
ISBN-13: 9781492508441
 

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