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Mat Hudson
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RECOVERY ARM

Strong Points

  • both sides – arms are symmetrical
  • both sides – elbow goes wide on exit
  • both sides – great triangle shape, wide elbow, wide hand
  • both sides – elbow leads (hand dragging behind) on first half of swing
  • both sides – fingers brushing the surface
  • both sides – the whole recovery swing looks smooth, with momentum going forward

 

Weak Points

  • both sides – wrist is bent on exit, stays bent through swing, enters bent
  • both sides – extending over surface too far in front of shoulder

 

Improvement Opportunities

  • both sides – stop swing slightly sooner, enter water sooner, steeper

 

Attached photos show, on both arms, how the recovery swings too far in front, resulting in a low elbow, bent wrist, flat arm and shallow entry.

 

ENTRY ARM

Strong Points

  • right arm entry is doing better than left
  • right entry – drives at a steeper angle, to a more appropriate target depth

 

Weak Points

  • left entry – entry location too far in front of shoulder, arm nearly flat, with shallow angle
  • right entry – entry location also too far in front of shoulder though you are still able to bring it to ideal target depth, unlike left side
  • both sides – some splash on entry, caused by too much extension over surface

 

Improvement Opportunities

  • left entry – make corrections in recovery first
  • both sides entry – enter closer to shoulder – get into water sooner with steep angle, follow ski jump path
  • both sides – at entry moment, when fingers pierce the surface, you need to enter earlier so that forearm can line up behind the hand – forearm and hand should make a straight plane
  • both sides – remove splash at entry by early (closer to shoulder) entry location

 

EXTENSION

Strong Points

  • right extension- coming to ideal target depth for this tempo
  • right extension – appears to consistently drive straight in front of shoulder

 

Weak Points

  • left extension – target is too shallow, then you press downward a bit to get to catch point
  • left extension – on right breath, arm goes too wide about a hand-width
  • right extension on non-breathing strokes – it is a bit too narrow, could be slightly wider about 3 cm

 

Improvement Opportunities

  • left extension – make corrections in recovery and entry first, then check right target to make it match left side
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~ Coach Mat