I went swimming at Bukit Utama after my tough run today. Ever since my first swimming lesson I’ve been quite focussed on getting the technique correct, at least enough for me to swim a few lengths of the pool. I’ve been reading up on swimming technique especially on Total Immersion Swimming. One of the things Terry Loughlin (the creator of Total Immersion) writes about and teaches is the superman glide which as the name suggests is to glide like a superman in the water.
You know the pose. Arms stretched out in front. Body straight like an arrow. The purpose of this exercise is to achieve what Terry calls relax into weightlessness. He explains it very well in his PDF ‘Self Coach Workshop’ which you can download from the Total Immersion website,