How to swim with a weak right leg as a result of a stroke 4 years ago

by John Ryan
(Spokane, WA)

Question: How can I swim laps with a weak right leg as a result of stroke? I'm thinking about using right leg floaty to reduce the drag from that leg?

Answer: I looked online to see if others had a solution to this problem. Some suggestions were a leg buoy at mid thigh level and buoyancy shorts. It was also mentioned if you use a leg buoy (or pool buoy) that you may need something to tie or secure the legs together as the weak leg will float out to the side. I have not seen or had someone try this so I cannot vouch to the effectiveness of it. Maybe some other stroke patients who are swimmers can chime in and give some suggestions.

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