The position of the body in the water will always remain the main subject of the interpretation of fundamental principles of swimming techniques. How much you are smooth while sliding — the main element affecting the propulsion efficiency of energy transferring of body’s movers and arms advancement — depends on your speed at a distance as a result of thoughtful consideration to the sports movement in the water. In swimming in the view of the hip should not be bent positions, just caved in and direct in the horizontal axis during the advance of the swimmer forward in the distance. Therefore it is necessary to look at the previous publication and understand how to apply the best action in making the ideal position for the slip. Today we explore another exercise aimed for the acquisition of this important skill in any style of swimming.
The purpose of the exercises
- Eliminate the interference of moving in the water
- Achieve an ideal position of slip
- Agreeably include in the work all muscles’ groups responsible for elongated and horizontal body’s position in the water
How to do the exercise
Spread foot wider, rest the toes of the wall and push off his feet, going into the water on your chest. Arms stretched forward and also moved apart. Your body resembles the letter “X”. Lower the head into the water, do not look forward. Move to the complete stop. Note the length of distance swam.
Again, push off from the wall of the pool in the same position «X», but at this time lower your chin and look at the bottom of the pool. Slide until you stop. Please, note that overcoming distance is longer now. Just straighten r-bend of the neck and correct resting of the head on the water, you move already better forward.
Once again push off from the wall of the pool with spread legs, looking down at the bottom, but now connect the brush, making a convenient «lock», straightening the elbows and holding your head between your hands. They should be directed forward reminding arrow. Swim until you stop. Please, note that the slip’s distance is even longer. Narrowing them-selves in the front of your body, you become more sliding.
Strongly push off from the wall of the pool, this time Keep feet together — from hip to ankle. Pull toes. Elbows straight and the head squeezed between the hands, eyes directed to the bottom. Pull belly your button, connect to the work your abdominal muscles and back — so that the back straight, and your feet did not sink. Try to adjust your advance exactly in a straight line, without pulling or over one shoulder. Glide to the final stop. Please, note that the overcoming distance has become even greater. Forming a straight line, you have achieved an optimal body’s position and decided to slip the main task of the present exercise.
Comments on the results of the exercise
|When the face is directed forward, it is difficult to make the repulsion of water||Swimming with the face directed forward, this problem is inevitable. Always better to make a start, before it is completely submerged under water|
|It is difficult to force a start from the side with divorced feet||This is also related problem while pushing off in this position. The push should ideally be carried out — feet shoulder width apart|
|After the repulsion I am losing control over the direction of movement||Even without watertight goggles do not close your eyes, adjust the direction of the rotation of the head and hand movements. Include in the work the muscles of the buttocks, back and press|
The article draws on the material from the book of Blythe Lucero «Swimming. 100 Best swimming’s drills”
English translation: Serge Wodes / Drawings: Pavel Ermakov