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Swimming Pic of the Week - November 11, 2008

Posted by Glenn Mills on Nov 11, 2008 10:00AM

 Here's a quick pic from a practice last week.  Let us know what you think of this butterflier.

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Responded Nov 11, 2008 05:04PM

I suppose if we are trying to find something incorrect that his head is too low in the water. Chin up!

Responded Nov 11, 2008 05:11PM

:) Doesn't HAVE to be incorrect. Could be a positive thing too.

Responded Nov 11, 2008 05:16PM

I like the arm extesion and their position above the water line. Notice the "V shaped" wave in front of his head??? That's drag. With his head/face/eyes already in the down position, I would like to see his arms in the fully extended forward postion. In short...his stroke timing is slightly off

Responded Nov 11, 2008 05:28PM

Check out Kaitlin Sandeno's fly on the All-Strokes video. While there are always different ways to teach fly, getting the head in early is something I'm always working on.

Responded Nov 11, 2008 05:34PM

I love the symmetry and straightness of the arms. This straightness is difficult for many beginners to grasp, so it's good to show them photos. This one will definitely go to the pool with me tonight in a plastic bag.

Responded Nov 11, 2008 07:05PM

He looks relatively flat in the water -- a good thing, and usually the mark of an experienced swimmer.

Responded Nov 12, 2008 07:21AM

I do not think that his head is low. it's perfect! and his arms are perfectly symetrical and parallel to the water surface, the shoulders just out of the water. it looks like a very flat butterfly. Who is that? Please post some more pictures of his butterfly!

Responded Nov 12, 2008 05:11PM

I like his way. He had to take a quick breath.

Responded Nov 14, 2008 05:27AM

I see what you mean about the Sandeno head drop. I actually just watched the DVD and put it in now :). This picture to me I see a nice straight arm recovery. Comparing to Sandeno I see that he is much deeper at this point than Sandeno usually is(flatter i suppose would be analogous). I bet his hands enter outside shoulder width since he is that deep as well.Arms must be moving fast as you can still see the splash from the hand exiting the water. I can see this being a pretty good butterfly in real time :).

Responded Nov 17, 2008 11:33PM

For me it's perfect too! the arms, the head, i would like to see some more pics in different angles!!

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