Sunday, November 27, 2011

Total Immersion Explained: how to swim freestyle

When I began swimming in high school I joined the local Athletic Club, the only pool on South Whidbey Island and began swimming several times a week.  I learned by watching other swimmers and swallowing a good deal of water.  If you stick with swimming, your body with strengthen in ways that you can't even imagine until it happens.  I remember the joy I felt a few months after swimming when I suddenly felt that I was floating effortless on the the top of the water, I was no longer feeling like half my body was sinking while I swam.  When you get this feeling, you know what it's like to be a fish.

The most helpful videos I found on swimming come from the "Total Immersion" technique.  If you haven't heard about it check it out on Youtube.  There's a series of 5 explanatory videos.  Enjoy!

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