- Special need #1: My legs don't offer any propulsion during my freestyle stroke. Probably because I have this scissor-style convulsive kick that's in reality a far cry from the gentle flutter that I'm attempting. My lower half has a mind of it's own (yes... Insert joke here.)
- Special need #2: My lower half sinks when I leave it motionless.
- Special need #3: When I do move my legs, something akin to a paddle boat fighting an onboard engine set to reverse takes place. My arms are working AGAINST my legs.
Works for me.
So I get to use this cool floaty thing that props my legs and keeps them level with the water while I swim laps. This is a training tool only.
By April's race day, I'll have worked through my special needs sufficient to complete 1500 M.
Count on it.