This morning, I stop watched me and yes, I swim significantly faster when I have the float raising my butt and don't even use my legs at all! So I did a few laps with the pull bouy and then tried to replicate the feeling without it. In other words I 'engaged my core' and it worked!! Even the stop watch said so.
AND my modified neoprine gloves also kind of worked but I need to make a couple of modifications with the sewing machine for true success. I had to share a lane today for a while. Wore the gloves. Did not whack my hands. Win.
Today is laundry day and house cleaner day. And there will be sewing. And knitting. And baseball but not until 4.