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Four Swimming Myths Busted

  • By Sara McLarty
  • Published Jun 3, 2013
  • Updated Oct 12, 2013 at 8:46 PM UTC
Photo: Hugh Gentry


You should control the hand entry to prevent splash and bubbles underwater.

BUSTED! The goal of the recovery phase is to return the arm to the water as quickly as possible. Slowing the arm before entering the water merely impairs streamline and increases drag. Try swimming with a quick and relaxed recovery. Listen for a “plopping” sound as the arm drops into the water.

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