Swimfassst Q & A
You may be having some minor issues using the device on the first attempt, however you will become quickly accustomed to it. Some difficulties you may have - will probably relate to issues within your swim stroke, and the device will start to immediately repair these.
Here are some answers to the questions you may want to ask
Q1. My legs are sinking
A1. You will need to use a pull buoy between your legs, however by using the device will teach you to roll forward and alleviate that sinking feeling
Q2. My elbow sleeves are popping out of the device
A2.a. You have the device facing the wrong way around. the attachment inlets are supposed to face you, NOT face away from you
A2.b.You are probably trying to swim freestyle, and attempting a full arm recovery. The device is designed for under water drills only, make sure you are not pulling hands outward from the body, rather inward
A2.c. You may be lifting your shoulders up out of the water, shoulders are supposed to remain just under water
Q3. My arms are getting caught up at the back of the stroke and I'm having trouble recovering underwater
A3.a. Like above you are probably pulling too far back past your body, the device is designed for front of stroke only and recovery technique will develop with use
A3.b.Your recovery may be incorrect. If your recovery is the reverse action of your stroke, then you will be pushing the water back the other way. The correct recovery is like breaststroke, see videos and images and practice this before you get in the water.
Q4. I'm not going anywhere
A4.a.This may mean your stroke is inefficient or week and the device will help develop these areas, give it some time.
A4.b.As above - Your recovery may be incorrect.
A4.c You will also need to start stretching out and rotating the body as you get used to the device, which is designed to pivot around the elbow spindle up to 45 degrees from front of stroke to back of stroke
A4.d. You may be kicking too hard, try kicking only slightly to balance your stroke, this will relax your upper body. You may also be kicking too much in your normal swimming
A4.e. Everything is tense, start with your hands, make sure they are relaxed/heavy and all fingers are slightly open, but not tight. If hands are relaxed - this will have a ripple effect through the rest of the upper body
A4.f. Try keeping your head out of the water
Q5. I am getting sore traps (lower neck muscles).
A5.a. This means you are tensing the neck and are probably doing this in your swimming. You must have relaxed neck muscles as good swimmers do. Make sure your shoulders are dropped down and your neck is long, not short.
Q6. It feels too stiff at the join, Im not getting enough movement
A6. Try turning the button attachment on elbow sleeve further around into elbow bend, until it feels comfortable. Adjust the straps so they are not too tight
Q7. I am getting sore lats and back
A7. Good, you are starting to use the big muscles instead of just shoulders and arms
If you feel you are still having trouble you may need a private lesson, or we can assess your swimming stroke and the use of the device, via video
Call Craig on 02 99077650 or email firstname.lastname@example.org to arrange