Problem: Deep Arms
Newer swimmers tend to get their arms too deep on every stroke, while more experienced swimmers often get one arm too deep while breathing. There are lots of reasons not to get an arm deep:
Newer swimmers with deep arms tend wobble up-and-down or side-to-side, while more experienced swimmers learn to absorb the vertical forces by kicking harder or spending more energy to hold their core tight.
You can minimize the vertical forces, and the amount of time and energy wasted applying and reacting to those forces, by keeping your arms closer to the surface. This will also maximize the amount of time and energy available for forward propulsion, and minimize the effort required to move your body forward.
To correct the problem, see:
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