We worked on turning with sweeps, going sideways and reversing and stopping. I notice that folk who swim with efficient technique and have a good feel for the water seem to pick up the basics well and understand when it feels right. The catch, pull and exit phase are all familiar ideas.
|NK - 'So what makes these boats all different?'|
We had a few different boats in the water, some felt comfortable to one paddler and like a bathtub to another paddler.
|Reverse paddling down the lanes.|
The lanes can be used as a challenge and a measure of success in control and direction.
Meanwhile up in the deep end Hairyaker demonstrated different types of roll to a small group of paddlers who are all keen polo players. Next match next weekend - lets hope for good travelling weather.
|Nick's roll - nice!|