Mills, Clenn; Chinn, Jacob
March 2005
Swimming World;Mar2005, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p30
This article presents a demonstration of a swimming technique by a swimming champion, Whitney Meyers. To have a good start one needs to be explosive off the blocks. Whitney, a former high school champion in Ohio, now swims for the University of Arizona in Tucson. At the 2004 U.S. Olympic Trials, she exploded off the blocks for a third-place finish in the 200 fly as well as a seventh-place finish in the 200 IM. Here she demonstrates how to channel tremendous energy off the blocks into a super-clean, superexacting entry into the water.


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