Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Turns - Learning the Underwater Dolphin - Step 5 - GoSwim!

From Go Swim

Why Do It:
Isolating what makes you move forward in the underwater dolphin makes the entire motion more purposeful.

How to Do It:
1. While you don't have to use a Finis Monofin to attempt this focal point, the larger the fin, the easier it is for you to experience this particular feeling.
2. The goal is simple: Isolate a stable hand and head position as you accelerate down the pool with your larger fins.
3. Try to go as fast as possible as you perform the underwater dolphin, keeping your mind focused on NOT moving your hands up and down at all.
4. Feel the body dolphin movement starting as high in the body as possible (yet still behind the shoulders). Chest, then hips, then thighs, and extending through the feet. The farther back toward the feet the move gets, the larger it gets.