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Thank you both very much.
I apologize if I am asking a lot of questions, I truly love this sport and I just want to be the very best I can be.
I promise I don’t plan on going off the deep end and changing everything overnight, my focus is on my underwaters. Once I’m happy with those I’ll move on to something else that needs work.

Doc, I tried to get the info you asked for. I wasn’t able to get kick tempo from the videos, the camera was too far away.
For stroke tempo, I took it as each time a hand entered the water for the catch, so Right, Left, Right, Left.
For # of strokes, I also took this as Right, Left, Right, Left. Except FL of course.
Also, when I said 7.0 for 15m before, that was just my times from practice. I hadn’t ever timed it in my races before.

From March 2018
100 FL: 57.82
DKs: 14,12,12,12.
Splits by 25: 11.9, 15.0, 15.7, 15.1.
Time to 15m mark: 6.7. ( could only get the first one, bad video.)
Strokes per 25: 5, 6, 7, 7.
Stroke Tempo by 25: 1.1, 1.2, 1.2, 1.2.

From November 2018
100 FR: 52.82
DKs: 13,8,8,8.
Splits by 25: 11.5, 13.8, 14.1, 13.4.
Time to 15m mark: 6.6, 7.8, 8.5, 8.2.
Strokes per 25: 8, 14, 14, 15.
Stroke Tempo by 25: 0.5, 0.6, 0.65, 0.6.

100 BK: 58.54
DKs: 14,13,10,13.
Splits by 25: 13.6, 14.8, 15.6, 14.5.
Time to 15m mark: 8.0, 8.3, 9.2, 8.5.
Strokes per 25: 9, 9, 12, 10.
Stroke Tempo by 25: 0.6, 0.7, 0.7, 0.6.

50 FR: 23.72
DKs: 13,10.
Splits by 25: 11.3, 12.4.
Time to 15m mark: 6.5, 7.4.
Strokes per 25: 10, 15.
Stroke tempo by 25: o.4, o.5.

Please tell me if there is any more information that could be useful.

Right now with my underwaters, I kind of start the dolphin motion at my fingertips, and my whole body does a sort of wave motion. It’s more noticeable in Fly. I usually push off deep, like 3.5 feet. My legs feel like they are pushing water up and down, not really backwards. I guess I have some stuff to work on 🙂

I haven’t raced a 200 FR in over 2 years. My PB is from when I was 13. 2.01.70. Last time I raced it I was 14, 2.04. My mother decided I should stop doing it, apparently I was embarrassing her by going so slow…. I plan on doing one later this year, just to see how it goes. I don’t really know how I should train for it though, any suggestions?

I’ve never done a 200 FL or BR, 400 IM, or the Mile. Haven’t done 200 BK in forever. I only do 100 BR and 200 IM at pentathlon meets.