25 – “long reach” – keep the elbow high on the recovery arm and elongate the reach, almost feeling the water with the finger tips before you slice.
50 – “reach, roll, pull” – elongate the reach and slide right into the roll before you start the catch and pull.
75 – “high elbow” – it should feel like you are pulling yourself over a barrel as you start the catch and into the pull – keep the elbow high.
100 – “strong pull” – feel your entire forearm and palm working as a paddle to move the body forward, then follow through with a strong push before beginning the recovery.
Repeat – this helps me to stay present and maintain a strong efficient stroke through out the duration of the swim.
800TT – 13:39 – strong swim – on target for the Tucson Tri in March!