10,000 exhausting yards at the Mansfield Community Center.
Met with my physician for my Medical Examination to be completed and faxed it over with my Application to the CS&PF (Channel Swimming & Piloting Federation), the governing body I swim with in England.
By working on the technique of your stroke, a more efficient stroke will be more powerful and take less energy from your body stores, and inevitably you swim faster in the water.
CATCH-UP Drill: One of my favorite drills, I do every day. The object of this drill is to lengthen the stroke and focus on one side of the body. I breathe on both sides, the stroke is done slow enough to accomplish this. Don't rush when doing drills, focus and think of the body position.
Push off the wall in streamline position.
The start & finish of the drill is this position, with your hands touching, hand over hand, stretched out over your head.
Start pulling on one side: catch the water, pull, push under the hip, lift the elbow, pierce the water in front of the head & shoulder, and reach to meet your other hand.
Once you touch the hand, start the other side.
Sound familiar, read "Cutting Water" and you'll understand.