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Maintain SPL (strokes per length) Focus

When training at the pool, one way to ensure that you are maintaining efficiency as you tire is to count your strokes per length. As you fatigue and your form deteriorates, your stroke-per-length count will increase. Over time you should know your SPL for swimming at various paces. It is good practice to determine your SPL during warm-up (it may vary by a stroke from day to day).

How to count your strokes: Count a stroke each time one of your hands hits the water. Do not count you underwater pull-out stroke after turning at the wall.

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