Gercke, Ron; Chinn, Jacob
April 2005
Swimming World;Apr2005, Vol. 46 Issue 4, p28
This article presents information on three points to consider as a sprinter. A sprinter should not swim with his body or head low in the water. Most importantly, the hips should remain high. Contrary to popular belief, a swimmer can still maintain high hips with his head in a high position. On the other hand, if the swimmer has a hard time keeping his hips up in the water, then and only then should the swimmer lower his head into the water. It was demonstrated by freestyle and backstroke coach Ron Gercke who is the head coach of Arizona Desert Fox which trains at the Arizona Country Club in Phoenix.


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