It sounds a bit odd, because I’ve been swimming for years, but I only know one stroke.
I can only do the freestyle stroke. When I first wanted to do a triathlon, a friend who was an accomplished swimmer joined me in the pool and taught me the basics. The rest I learned while by watching freestyle videos on YouTube.
I recently decided to try and expand my stroke arsenal. First, it will make my workouts more dynamic and effective. And additionally, it will hopefully make triathlons easier because I’ll be able to switch strokes when I get tired of doing freestyle.
Backstroke seemed like a good one to try. Back to YouTube!
Yeah… the backstroke is way harder than it looks. I struggled to stay straight and kept running into the buoys on the side of the lane. I tried to use the ceiling as a guide but still found myself wandering to the right. I also struggle to swim straight with freestyle in the lake, so I’m thinking I just need more practice. Any tips?
After my 1000 yard swim, I came home for lunch. I’m on a veggie burger kick.
And a Larabar for dessert.
What strokes can you do? How did you learn different strokes?
PS – BabyHTP update coming tonight!