Monday, June 22, 2009
2009 TYR Swim Meet of Champions: My favorite race of the day, Chloe Sutton in the 1500-meter Free
Yes, Chloe Sutton is that beautiful, she is that strong and she is that gracious in victory.
Watching Chloe Sutton swim the 1500-meter free is a very unique experience. She is extraordinarily smooth and has a kick pattern that intrigued me. I did not notice it till she was 200 meters into the race. Here is what she does:
When she she is 15-to-20-meters from the wall, she begins a 6-beat kick; off her turn she continues kicking for the same 15-to-20-meters till he legs go soft and she adopts a two beat kick for the middle 10-to-20-meters of the pool. Then when she is 15-to-20-meters from the wall, the 6-beat kick turns on. That middle section is almost like a "rest-period."
She did this lap-after-lap.
Chloe was well received by the crowd.
Mark Savage took the photos above and I thank him very much. If you want to to post these photos on your blog, you may on the condition that you link to his sites: