Monday, October 10, 2022
Today was the last day of my second swim training course. I've now practiced swimming for about 6 months and I'm still a long way of my goal of being able to swim 400m effortlessly. I can swim 50m in about a minute but after that I either lose my composure or need some time to rest to do more. But the slow progress doesn't really matter that much as I've become to absolutely love my time in the pool.
I took my GoPro with me for the last time of the practice to maybe film some swimming for technique analysis. Unfortunately we didn't have much time and we only had one chance to do one quick lap with my friend where one would film the other. Neither of us hadn't done any underwater filming before and we didn't get a chance to test anything beforehand so the end result wasn't that great but even the short glimpses from the 25m swim taught me lots. For example my body position is all messed up; my legs are way low and my head is still very high when I breathe which makes the lower body sink even more while breathing. Also I have a clear low-elbow catch which means I lose most of the power from my catch and it also puts the posture in wrong form. Lot's to learn for the next course which starts in two weeks time!