Sunday, July 08, 2012

Sun Yang has the most symmetrical stroke of all!



Yes, Sun Yang has the most symmetrical stroke in all of swimming. Note the three breaths he takes off the wall and how his glide phase or momentum is not interrupted. He steps up his kick a bit to assist in that momentum and then goes back to a two-beat kick. He also bends his arms at the elbow and look up slightly as he swim rather than looking down.

Fantastic!

13 comments:

Anonymous said...

jaja.. the most amazing last 100 meters and the most increbible last 50 meters I'd seen in 1500 ever. Now that Phelps is not in 200 free of London, he can be champion.

Anonymous said...

Absolutely beautiful. He makes it look so easy. Swimming really is poetry in motion -- unless i'm in the water.

Tony Austin said...

If you can swim a lap in a 50m pool without getting tired, you can swim better than 80% of the world.

coacheamon said...

This is a great video of some excellent technique. Thanks for posting, I'm glad I came across it.

I will use it as an example with my athletes. when it comes to technique, this is the goal!

Tony Austin said...

You owe me a link back for that...

Anonymous said...

did you see this?
Delineating the Perfect Swim Stroke http://nyti.ms/LR7A5J

Anonymous said...

Tony, can you explain what Early Vertical forearm is?
http://well.blogs.nytimes.com/2012/07/04/delineating-the-perfect-swim-stroke/?comments#permid=14

Tony Austin said...

I saw this and using your arm like a fulcrum will destroy the shoulder on the side you breathe on. It is not a "Perfect" stroke. It will hurt you over time.

Tony Austin said...

The perfect stroke is the stroke that makes you swim the fastest. There are three or so types of forward crawl, I will post them to this comment section soon.

surfer said...

here is a classic for you, enjoy.

surfer said...

try again...

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7jHkIxud968&list=FLRgVRLgE9Okt4EKpilJBCyg&index=0&feature=plcp

Tony Austin said...

I just sent it to Clay Evans Canadian silver medalist.

Tony Austin said...

Surfer, I just got your point. He utilized the straight arm freestyle and look what it did to him! THank you for that video, Epic educational piece.