Diary of a Swimming Kid

In this project, made our own swimming practice which mainly focuses on technique. The coaches also gives us a High Intensity Interval Training (HIIT).

Before I get in the pool, I’m afraid that the water is going to be cold, but after swimming 25m, it isn’t cold anymore. When I swim, all I hear is the water splashing next to my ears.

Personally, I don’t like swimming, because the training is tiring and boring. Two reasons that I chose swimming for this unit is friends and improving technique. After doing this unit, I think it was pretty fun.

My goals for this unit is to improve my freestyle stroke efficiency and underwater kick. Before this unit, my stroke count for every 25m is 20, but now my stroke is around 18 or 19. After watching the pre-unit film with coach Arthur, he suggested that I should engage more of my core when doing underwater kick. In the post-unit film, we were able to clearly see that my core was engaged. I found this unit very helpful, because in the ISAC swim meet, I felt that I was able to do more underwater kick and I also got 6 personal bests. In the future, I would like to work on my turns, because in swim meets, my turns are slightly slower than other people.

Swimming Reflection

I chose this PE unit because I want to refine my stroke technique and underwater kick. I am a year-round swimmer, my coach always say my freestyle stroke technique is not good enough and I always lose to other people in underwater kick. Looking at my video, I noticed that my freestyle arm recovery is too flat. After Coach Arthur watched my video, he said the my underwater kick is using too much of my legs instead of my core.