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Thursday, April 25, 2013

High Elbows Of Elite Open Water Swimmers

Swimming coaches the world over always talk about the important of a high elbow in the arm stroke in order to optimally position the hand and forearm.

The best swimmers in the world utilize a high elbow position to get the most out of every stroke and maximize their propulsive forces.

Olympic medalist and world champion Martina Grimaldi of Italy demonstrates in a race in a dynamic environment in the Caribbean Sea in Isla Cozumel at the recent 15 km FINA Open Water Swimming Grand Prix competition.

Grimaldi shows on every arm stroke how a high elbow position looks whether she is swimming with her head down and just cruising or sprinting, or when she has head up as she sights and comes into the feeding station.

Her hands and forearms are almost always optimally positioned as she moves her hands and arms through the water.

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