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pay attention 1.Squeeze pull buoy between legs and reach as long as possible with arms 2. Pull body through water visualizing grabbing marbles off table or scooping snow.
pay attention 1. High: flutter kick, canoe position with head above water, scull with high elbows and outward to inward hand pitch. Hands are about 1 foot below surface of water. 2. Medium: same body position, hands under midline of body, just like “hugging a tree”. 3. Low: same body...
pay attention 1. Attempt to touch head as arm recovers over body (head touch drill). 2. “Drag” fingertips over the water during the recovery (fingertip drag). 3. For both of these drills, remember to keep body “pressed” down against water.
pay attention 1. During recovery, move arm up body in “zipping up” motion. Hold in “shark fin” position with elbow high, and cruise briefly in side swimming position before transitioning back to front swimming position. 2. This drill can be done with same side or alternate breathing.
pay attention 1. Each arm takes a full stroke, coming to rest in the forward position, before the other arm starts its pull. 2. Good for working on rotation and timing of your stroke. Hold for 2 seconds, then 1, then touch and go.
pay attention 1. Swim regular freestyle with a closed fist for a half-length, then open your hand and feel the increase in power. 2. Use normal to fast arm speed and do not use fins. Concentrate on pulling with the forearms.
pay attention 1. Keep one arm extended out in front and use the other to stroke. "Reach, Catch, Crank, Snap, Line." 2. Drill allows you to focus on the dynamics of pulling, on arm at a time. Use forceful kick if sinking.
pay attention position of the body 1. Same as six kick change, except you take 3 arms strokes to go from right side to left side. Head: Relaxed, underwater, look at the side of the pool. Advanced is to look at the bottom, but be sure to maintain vertical shoulders when...
pay attention position of the body 1. Same as side kick, but… Head: Relaxed, underwater, look at the side of the pool. Advanced is to look at the bottom, but be sure to maintain vertical shoulders when on your side: shoulders perpendicular to bottom of the pool. 2....
pay attention position of the body 1. Combine Stomach Kick, Side Kicks, and Back Kick into one drill 2. Twist like a torpedo as you switch from position to position every 5-10 kicks 3. Stay relaxed, breathe deeply ...
pay attention position of the body 1. Relax, exhale slowly under water. Right Side Kick: Kick on your right side, with right shoulder pointed to the sky. Left side kick, opposite. 2. Kick on your side, shoulders perpendicular to pool bottom. Head: Relaxed, underwater, look...
pay attention position of the body 1. Try to relax, slowly exhaling while your head is under water helps. Head: Neutral to down. Experiment with head position to bring feet to surface. 2. Use buoyancy (downhill swimming and head position) to bring feet to the surface, NOT...