Videoing yourself swimming is an excellent way to see what your stroke looks like. But, to correctly identify any weaknesses and to know how to make improvements, takes an expert eye. Tri-Trained are now offering expert analysis of your stroke by video. We will analyse your swimming technique and specify exactly which areas of your stroke would benefit from some shape changes and the specific drills to reinforce the change.
Where do I start?
The starting point is the videoing and getting the right shots to get the most from our analysis. This article has been written with this in mind and will allow you to get the best shots. If you then want to send this into Tri-trained and have one of our coaches give you expert feedback or, alternatively, to analyse the video yourself, I am sure this article will help.
The best place to get the right video shots is down at your local pool. Make sure you have permission to video before you start and then ask a friend to record around 10 seconds of your stroke from these angles.
The next two angles are not essential, but do give us a lot of extra information. Only attempt these shots if you have a waterproof camera! A GoPro or clone would be perfect
You will need…
And don’t change your swim stroke ‘just for the camera’. Swim like you do when nobody is watching.
Now you have the video what should I do?
Once you have the four videos, please check you are happy with them and that you have included, if you can, all the four angles. You now have what you need to allow a coach to perform an analysis of your stroke.