Monday, June 14, 2010
More photos of Chloe Sutton and Kate Ziegler at the '2010 TYR Swim Meet of Champions!'
The first photo is of Chloe Sutton on the blocks adjusting her goggles for the 200 free.
Below that is a photo of Kate Ziegler challenging Chloe after a turn. Kate was besting Chloe on every turn in that race but chloe would out power her on the "flats" so to speak.
I want to talk about turns and what I learned from Kate Ziegler: I watched a lot of great swimming last weekend such as meet records, new talent, etc. etc., and what really confused me was that most of the athletes were breathing off the turns which we are all taught not to do. It's like a double standard so to speak from pro to recreational racer but Kate Ziegler was not one of them.
Durnig the 200-free she did not breathe into nor out of her turn and she would gain a half-body length on Chloe but Chloe was very motivated and very strong and would out-power her. (Open water training perhaps?)
What Kate Ziegler taught me is that the pros who are disciplined enough to adopt breath control during the turns may be the ones that qualify for Olympic trials.
Photos by Tony Austin this time.