Swimming is now a science. There are several philosophies on how to get faster and more efficient; one of them is “total immersion.” It is about SPL (strokes-per-length) and SR (stroke-rate); it is about nutrition and hydration; it is about interval training and god knows what else!
My SR is too slow and can be improved greatly. For this, I just bought a Finis Tempo Trainer which arrived in the mail today. It is a simple device that clips onto your goggles (or fits under your swim cap). You can adjust the tempo and it gives you audible signals to perfect your swim rhythm. We’ll see if it helps me get any faster!
I swam today at JCC for a bit more than 2,500 yards. We were doing 200s at level-2 and 200s at level-3 repeats. Will and I shared a lane for the tough workout!