Posted by FLATOUT JIM in swimming
Here is a video of Sun Yang, breaking the World Record in the 1500m Freestyle at the 2011 World Championship.
This one is in slow motion.
You can clearly see how his elbow is high and arm bent at the catch, and he then drives the water past his body with his forearm.
A couple of more things that are incredible about this.
1. At the bell, he was more than 2 seconds off the record. He really poured it on in hte last 50m with his powerful kick.
2. In some of the video, going into his flip turn, you can see him taking extra breaths, that's on every half cycle, or every stroke. Makes you kinda question your masters coach browbeating you about your bilateral breathing.
3. He wins by 10 seconds over his closest competitor, Canada's Ryan Cochrane.
These are such a good videos to watch, and try to visualize as you hit the water at your next masters session, which for me is in 2 days.
A thing of beauty.