Recently I read an on-line article called LONGER BOATS ARE FASTER, by Terry Laughlin, a swimming coach. Laughlin talked about a naval architect who tested various vessel shapes to find out the one that would go the fastest. The architect discovered the fastest boat was longer aat the waterline.
Laughlin went on to discuss how this applied to swimmers. Swimmers should not try to increase muscle size. That does not produce speed. swimmers need to keep their bodies as long as possible in the water.
I am planning to use his suggestions for improving my own swimming strokes.
Compettive swimmers spend much of their time doing drills specific to freestyle, backstroke, etc. Fitness swimmers can do the same.
And I am extending my reach into my writing by thinking outside the box. This means writing for children, writing magazine articles for adults, and providing good content for this blog.