Swimming made to look easy
I found this video of Ian Thorpe via Bill Anders’ Photos & Tri-rambles blog earlier this week. I just had to have a copy here to remind me what effortless swimming is really supposed to look like. The film’s in slow motion (50% of real speed), so you can really see some detail. Check out:
- The glide at the stroke’s full reach
- The hands piercing the water, and then the elbow just appearing through the same hole in the water.
- The leg work
Tomorrow’s a run session for me, but I might just go for an early swim too, just to practice while the images are still fresh in my head!