The Power of the Cameras
How would you like to see what your stroke looks like and then be able to know what needs to be done to strengthen it while adding speed? Let’s face it, we all would. This process is best done through the use of video cameras.
Some say the use of cameras is “cheating”. But, why not use the technology to your advantage to be able to view exactly what your stroke looks like from every angle above and below the water? By using the cameras, you can swim and then review the session later. You can also have a certified coach review the swim and tell you how to strengthen it, what your goals should be for your stroke based on your objectives, and help you increase speed. It’s important to make sure your goals encompass getting the best stroke for you. Not everyone can have the perfect stroke so make sure your goals are reasonable for your objectives.
As you work through your goals, you can continue to use this technology by going back to the original swim to review where you were, as well as using the cameras on a delay feature so you can swim and see your technique in the same session. The delay feature will let you see if you really are working on the goals in the proper manner and getting the results desired.
After you have worked on your goals for six to twelve months, you should swim for the cameras again to compare where you were to where you are now. This is a great time to see if you have met your goals and to set new goals based on your new stroke.
Remember the old saying “A picture is worth a thousand words” so video that stroke today.
Originally posted December, 2013