“When life takes me away from the gym, I find that I don’t look and feel my best, even if I’m doing other activities” – Paula Ratchford Last week, I had the pleasure of talking with Swimming Hole Member Paula Ratchford about what The Swimming Hole means to her, the difference regular exercise makes in her life, and what keeps her coming back. Paula has a terrific commitment to preventative health & fitness and I was interested in finding out what keeps her going so strong: How long have you been a member of The Swimming Hole? I joined The […]
What separates efficient & inefficient freestyle swimmers? Rhythm. Freestyle has many parts — often we break it down to improve on certain areas, such as entry, pull and recovery. It is important to remember that freestyle is a continuous rhythmical stroke, efficient swimmers swim with rhythm. If you’d like a more efficient freestyle, use your body roll to establish a regular rhythm, swim with a continuous rhythmic body roll, think metronome, keep your roll the same amount to each side and strive on not letting your breathing disrupt your rhythm.