Q My swim­ming is an epic flail. How can I stream­line my tech­nique? RL

Mens Health (Australia) - - Ed’s Letter -

THE TRICK IS to feel weight­less and to re­lax both phys­i­cally and emo­tion­ally, says coach Terry Laugh­lin. Push off and glide in the “Su­per­man po­si­tion” – arms stretched for­ward and shoul­der-width apart. “Start with your head down and eyes look­ing at the bot­tom of the pool. That should be the foun­da­tion of all the swim­ming you do,” Laugh­lin says. If you re­lax your head on the wa­ter, he points out, your spine will align nat­u­rally. Now chan­nel Thor­pie: lightly press your legs to­gether and do a few un­hur­ried strokes, glid­ing as much as you can.

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