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Think of fish and how they move. When just swimming lazily in the pond they have wide-sweeping movements, not in any hurry. But as soon as there’s a threat things get real narrow and fast in a hurry.

I tell my kids you only have as deep as you are thick in the water. so, maybe 12-18 inches. Once you get outside that range you increase drag (the easiest way to go faster is reducing drag).

I don’t like using the word kick. It implies to me up/down movements and we want the water to flow, not try and beat it into submission.

Are you trying to replace strokes with underwater kicking? If so there are problems with kick tempo and matching stroke tempo and distance traveled.

Just some rambling thoughts,


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