Well the contraption worked...it allowed my body to plane on the surface and my hips to rotate with my shoulders. I think I'm literally twice as fast now. I swam 1/3 mile like it was nothing and super fast. I had to get out though because the water was freezing and all my muscles were tightening up. I could feel my shoulders getting weak very quickly and I got pretty light-headed. I need to get new webbing for the straps though. They loosen very easily and are a pain in the ass. I was really stoked that Freedom swam with me too. I love spending quality active time with him and seeing him so happy. Swimming June Lake tomorrow morning early so off to bed I go.