Gregorio Paltrinieri in lane 4 wins the 1500m freestyle with a strong lope stroke and no kick. Detti in lane 5 takes second with a lope stroke and 6 beat kick.
Wall Street Journal Article from May, 2015.
Adult Swim: Olympic-Level Coaches at the Hotel Pool
Weekend athletes turn to high-end swimming lessons to fine-tune their techniques. ADULTS, swimming is it!!
We love noisy backstroke!! SLAP -- SLAP -- SLAP as the back of the hand hits the water!!
Spartacus Training & Racing
Notice the early high catch and the high elbow position
How clean. Each stroke is like a shallow streamline dive.