Getting into Swimming, Part II

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    Feb 20, 2008 1:05 PM GMT
    Well, I've found a gym with a good pool, signed up for private swimming lessons, and checked out some of the deep water running information that y'all mentioned. I'm going to order a flotation belt from, but has anyone tried these water walkers:

    If so, how do you like them? Any other water workout equipment or exercises I should check out?

    Thanks, guys, in advance.

    P.S. Physical therapy on the knee is going well. It's going to be a long time before I can so squats again, but ...
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    Feb 20, 2008 8:47 PM GMT
    Anything on your ankles can torque the knee. Stay away from them.
    2 things to remember about swimming. Alway keep your elbow above your hand. Elbow comes out of the water 1st.
    When breathing roll your entire body on it's side. Pretent you have a metal rod running from your head to your feet. Head shouldn't twist away from your body. You body is one unit.

    Burdenko is the best.

    Everybody into the pool!!

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    Feb 27, 2008 8:07 AM GMT
    seems elementary but try floating in a streamlined position first. this is where your body position should be (incorporating a rotation side to side) while swimming. when you swim, if you are using your arms and legs to stay afloat, then your effort is put into that which is wasteful instead of using your arms and legs to propel you forward. kinda like a kid using training wheels on a bike. they will put in the effort and can move forward, but aren't thinking about balance as a key component.

    be patient. swimming is very complex, a lot to think about. don't worry about looking silly, barely anyone has perfect technique... especially when working hard.