RACE VIDEO: Katie Ledecky smashes national high school record with 1:42.38 200 free

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6 years ago

Do you have any other videos? (boys 200 and 500 free?)

6 years ago

She took a breath of each wall.

Reply to  anonymous
6 years ago

Yep. And sun yang does triple breaths off each wall. Some elite swimmers breathe efficiently enough that they and their coaches think that the benefits of getting more oxygen outweighs the detriment of taking a breath off the wall

Reply to  Eagleswim
6 years ago

Triple Every wall? Even when swimming the 200 and 400?

Reply to  Rafael
6 years ago

Here is a link to the 400 in London. The first turn is made around 4:10 in the video and you can see it pretty clearly.


Reply to  swimmer
6 years ago

Eagleswim is right on. Sun Yang is one glaring example. Jack Conger “double breathed” into and out of virtually every turn of his 4:13 500 FR at last year’s Metros. The idea that breathing into or out of turns is implicitly bad is one of those nonsensical notions that for some reason has been stamped into the methodology of coaching with little or no empirical support, set in stone even though there is clear evidence to the contrary at every elite level meet. It’s the same with bilateral breathing or even cadence or six beat kick. We have practically 30 years of video evidence to disprove many of these notions (six beat kick in particular) yet they persist. It’s like… Read more »

bobo gigi
6 years ago

Thanks for the videos and the interviews.

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Jared Anderson swam for nearly twenty years. Then, Jared Anderson stopped swimming and started writing about swimming. He's not sick of swimming yet. Swimming might be sick of him, though. Jared was a YMCA and high school swimmer in northern Minnesota, and spent his college years swimming breaststroke and occasionally pretending …

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