Count Your Strokes

This is an Aquatic pattern from www.turnstep.com. (pattern 12856)

Thanks for all the great ideas! I love this website. I don't know that I've got an original contribution, but I wanted to contribute to the water aerobics conversation.

Here's a travel combo I use to keep my class focused:

Jack back - Arms (sweep in); Legs (frog kick or breastroke kick) Count the number of strokes necessary to cross the width of the pool. Remember to glide. Long strokes with a glide are the key.

Jog forward - Arms (sweep out or breastroke pull); Legs (bicycle) Double your jack back strokes. (Short, fast strokes)

ex. 10 jack backs = 20 sweeps forward

Counting strokes helps the class to think about stroke efficiency, and in effect, increases the intensity of the workout, and even helps non swimmers feel like swimmers.



Added by Kristie Houghton at 7:48 PM on Monday, February 24, 2003 EST. Add to favorites (view favorites)
(Email: houghton@gwi.net)
From: Blue Hill, Maine (USA)
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