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Logbook on Swimming

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Introduction

Freestyle: The fastest and most well known stroke from many people. This is one of the strokes that require a lot of endurance and it. Backstroke: This stork is one of the most difficult stroke because you cannot see where you are going and it requires you to swim with all of your body close to the surface of the water (like lying your back on a bed and your head on a pillow). Technique Front Crawl: To do this, you have to swim with your body close to the surface and the best way to do this is to put your face in the water unless you need to breathe in air. Then you use your arm is used to help to increase speed on your stroke and to do this, your elbow should be bending and pushing the hand towards the feet and then start lifting the arms out of the water and start rotating it again. Also the leg plays one of the important parts of the stroke because you use the leg to power your way forward. Backstroke: To do this you got to keep yourself travelling in a straight line, and by using your feet, it allows you to power your way forward but making sure you do not produce too much slash. ...read more.

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Instead of the skills I learnt on my previous session, I'm bringing in a new skill that is very useful for me when I'm doing the backstroke, it is called the back crawl turn. This turn is one of the hardest turn because I need to just when to start my turn and making sure I do not collide into the wall. There are ways to make sure I do not hit the wall, they are: look for the flags across the pool and count the number of strokes from the flag or count the number of strokes it takes to get from one end to the other and also I need to make sure I leave enough space to do my turn. Also I did a skill called butterfly, which requires a lot of stamina and power on my arms, also when I'm doing this particular skill, both my arms need to come out of the water on every stroke. The technique required in this turn is like the front crawl turn but starts and finishes differently. When you swim towards the wall on your back, you are allowed to turn on to your front to do the turn and also this is one of the turns you can touch the wall. ...read more.

Conclusion

(Have just one stroke underwater after the turn). The breast stroke technique requires me to keep my body level with the surface, my should needs to be inline and my hips needs to be flat in the water so that I can move my feet and legs together. Take a long stretch between each stroke with the arms, and start stretching it out in front of you (under the surface of the water when doing the stretch), Then press both hand out and round to draw a full circle, making sure the hands stay in front of the shoulder (arms and legs stays under the water all times) and must remember to breathe in as you finish the circle by lifting the head up. Merit The reason I used these two skills so I can combine them together because for the breaststroke, if I want to carry one swimming without stopping, I need this particular turn to help me (according from the laws of swimming). The reason I used the breaststroke and turn is because I need to learn how to do it and how to use it if I'm in a swimming competition. ...read more.

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