How to play a game of swimming golf - and increase your stroke efficiency
To learn how to get more out of each stroke, play a game of Golf!
Difficulty Level: average Time Required: 10 minutes
- Determine a reasonable distance, number of repeats of that distance, and an interval for each repeat - for example, 9 x 50 yards on 1 minute.
- Perform one repeat.
- Count your stroke cycles for that repeat - a cycle is each time your left hand (or your right hand, but only one hand) enters the water.
- Note your time for the repeat.
- Add the two numbers together for your par score. For example, 45 seconds plus 25 strokes = a par of 70.
- Perform the set of 9 x 50 yards, starting a new 50 every 1 minute.
- Count your stroke cycles for each repeat, adding that number to your time for each repeat.
- Compare this number to your par.
- Keep track of the difference. For example, on your first 50 you take 28 strokes and have a time of 40 seconds for a score of 68. Compared to a par of 70, you are two under!
- Complete all of the repeats.
- Total your score for the front nine.
- Do the set from time to time to measure your progress.
- Focus on something different on different repeats - long strokes, fast strokes, high elbows - and note the results.
- Technique is more important than brut force.
- Remember to do drill work as part of your practices.
- Change the interval and watch the results.