For this weeks blog, I thought I’d discuss stroke dynamics as there are a lot of people with many different ideas on HOW we should swim.
I for one, firmly believe that every individual is completely different and their stroke has to suit them and not us as coaches. I think that our job is to facilitate their improvement by working with what they can do!
Anatomically we all have two arms, two legs, a torso and a head – however this does not mean that we all move in the same way.
There are some coaches who want swimmers to swim how they want them to swim and this may or may not be to a disadvantage to the individual because of many varying factors, such as; limb length, power/weight ratio, experience or any injuries/disabilities.
I do believe that everyone can improve! It’s our job as a coach to work with what is presented to us.
Many athletes are interested in ‘marginal gains’ and are keen to learn about the intricate details of the strokes being performed – my question to you is, will this help/hinder a swimmer?
Would be great to hear your thoughts!
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