Learning the 6 Beat Kick

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Learning the 6 Beat Kick

Post by cottmiler on Wed May 17, 2017 12:45 pm

I was trying to do this a few years ago and gave it up as a bad job I suppose. It was reported somewhere on the Swim Smooth forum.

Lately I have been striving to get the stroke fully symmetrical with my usual two beat kick and the problem as always is the unbalanced stronger right arm and side. This causes timing errors and then mistakes with the bilateral breathing. The recently described Thorpe drill of touching the water behind the back has helped a lot to correct the body roll etc..

Swimming carefully and slowly today, on my "Easy Swim Day" I found to my astonishment that my legs were kicking a perfectly timed 6 beat kick! This together with bilateral breathing and proper action on the water with both hands/arms! The kicking comprised a dominant two beat kick with smaller secondary kicks.

Does this mean that I have finally learnt to swim after 20 years?








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Re: Learning the 6 Beat Kick

Post by nightcrawler on Wed May 17, 2017 2:44 pm

Hey Cottmiler,
Why dont you join a children's swim club and learn everything from the base?
2 years ago I was training with 12-13 years children, I got agile and also motivated so much, we were doing lots of sets including kicking, drills, paddles, fins, pullbuoys, snorkels, parachutes and also doing other strokes except freestyle.

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Post by cottmiler on Wed May 17, 2017 3:21 pm

At nearly 69 we have to take more time to learn things.

In the UK oldies have difficulty finding a coach for anything, I suppose owing to lack of demand. However that was the niche that Terry Laughlin developed.

I see the weather in Istanbul is similar to here today.

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Post by nightcrawler on Wed May 17, 2017 4:16 pm

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