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20 Jan
1:36pm, 20 Jan 2022
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EvilPixie
I do 16-18 strokes for 25m
I am also dreaming of a 2m 100m!
20 Jan
1:42pm, 20 Jan 2022
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GlennR
Er... 102 strokes per 100m. That's a smidge over 25 per 25 metre length. More at the higher stroke rate.
20 Jan
1:44pm, 20 Jan 2022
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TROSaracen
I was doing hard 75's in my last swim session.

Pace: 1:40/100m
Strokes/length: 12.5
Stroke rate:30 spm
SWOLF: 38

SWOLF <40 is good swimming by my standards.
20 Jan
1:44pm, 20 Jan 2022
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rf_fozzy
Oh, sorry, yes. 51 strokes per min you said. For a 2min 100m

So, yes, 25 strokes/25m.

That seems a lot higher than others recommend. I've often seen 18-20 quoted as 'best practise'
20 Jan
1:49pm, 20 Jan 2022
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The Mussile
I did 100m in dead on 2:00 on Sunday and each length was 27 strokes/min if you believe the watch. That gives a SWOLF of 43

Also depends if we are comparing apples with apples but 51/min still seems high and massively inefficient
20 Jan
2:03pm, 20 Jan 2022
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GlennR
Fozzy, Swim Smooth are not fans of focussing on stroke length.
20 Jan
2:04pm, 20 Jan 2022
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GlennR
To avoid confusion, SSs 51 is your 25.5 Mussile.
20 Jan
4:04pm, 20 Jan 2022
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TROSaracen
Remember Garmins count one arm, so my 12.5 is left arm only, both would be 25.

I've found Swimsmooth do not focus much on stroke length, stroke rate or breathing pattern

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