Six/Three Swim Transition (Combines Balance with Hip Turn and Stroke, includes front position) (Drill 5)

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 on your side: shoulders perpendicular to bottom of the pool.

2. Breathing is the same as six kick change. 

Arms: Left arm extended, right hand rests on left thigh. Pull with left arm to initiate roll, right arm return over the water to Left Side Kick position.


Legs: Toes pointed, ankles relaxed. Keep width of kick within "tube" created by your body: relatively narrow.


Breath: Breathe when you pull and roll to alternate side. Exhale slowly and smoothly.



Remarks: Keep shoulders perpendicular to pool bottom. Relatively narrow kick. Smooth roll from right to left and back again. Roll from the hips too. Think "Point  belly to the side of the pool." Focus on transferring "Side Kick" skill to "Side Swimming" skill.