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Phelps trying out new freestyle technique

posted April 29, 2009 @ 2:28 AM  |  Elite Level Competition | Technique, Tips, and Drills category

~By Rachel Cohen

NEW YORK (AP) -- Michael Phelps is following up his record performance at the Beijing Olympics by changing some of the swimming technique that carried him to eight gold medals.

Hasn't he ever heard of, "If it ain't broke, don't fix it"? But Phelps isn't chasing the same old goals. As he shifts to focusing on shorter races, he hopes the new freestyle technique will increase his sprinting speed.

"You'll all have to see. I'm not saying anything until we unveil it," Phelps said with a grin when asked how he's tweaked the stroke. "It's a significant change. You'll be able to tell exactly what I did as soon as I take my first stroke."

Read on at The Associated Press


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