Since my fitness isn’t 100% right now, I’ve been thinking about form a lot more lately. Last Saturday, I overheard Coach Mary giving a teammate some advice, “Barges have flat hulls. Sailboats have keels that cut through the water with less resistance,” she explained, “You want to rotate on your side more like sailboat with a keel.”
That analogy really resonated with me. I told her, “I think I’m a hybrid. I’m a sailboat on my right and a barge on my left.” Over breakfast, my Master’s swimming teammates recommended this drill to help correct it. So, how about you? Are you a barge or a sailboat?