- Oct 2nd, 2019 at 9:47AM
Coach ran us through some standard warm-ups and drills in the pool, as usual: bunch of 50s* stroke drills (Fish you love it) and kick practice...then he decided we would learn butterfly.
I am calling it a moth since what I did was the ugly step-child of the beautiful buttterfly.
Amazingly, I sort of get it and coach actually had me stop mid-pool and start again so others could watch my "good form". Lol.
Here's my trick: don't even THINK about kicking, just try to keep elbows straight and not drown because bloody hell that is a tiring way to swim, especially when I suck at it. Coach was super happy though declaring "we have found your stroke!" Oh boy...
* From one end of the pool to the other is a "length", and in a 50m pool that is also one "lap" so usually a length = a lap, but not in a 25m pool where 2 lengths = 1 lap...except no one ever says length, so coach just says "lap" and he means "swim from this end of the pool to the other" and I am confused but I am calling them laps pool length be damned.
Also coach actually just says the distance he wants us to go, not the number of laps (lengths). So he will say "Eight times 50, two minute cycle, free-style drill there, free-style swim back. On the zero...GO" and I try not to drown for the next 16 minutes...