Oh oh, that meant the "recovery" part of my swim stroke wasn't meant for rest... Isn't that the glide phase? Instead I need to lengthen out, grab a bigger hold on the water and then displace myself past that water. Using a long tall posture in the water I needed to reach forward as much as possible and extend my body, gaining length.
My 5'10" body should assume the properties of a speedboat: long, lean and fast. Active length could give me less drag and more speed.
When actively reaching:
I'm content to keep looking for that length and more in the pool. Learning and playing is a lifelong adventure!
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