After a hiatus of several months, Carroll is beginning again from the beginning today. Something never quite clicked for her earlier in the year, so this fresh start may be a blessing.
- Basics. LIght but constant tension in the rope; long straight pull; slower at the top, fastest at the bottom; learn from what the bell tells you. Don’t think too much, just enough. Stay focused and in the moment.
- Pulling off, feeling the bell cross the balance, even straight pull with right hand on left all the way down.
- Backstrokes alone; smooth pull, accelerating to the maximum speed at the bottom, hands lined up all the way through, all ten fingers around the rope; no bending over as the hands come down; let the bell rise, feel for the balance point, no overpulling.
Next class for Carroll is Sep13Th.