best freestyle drill

14th October 2019

The most important drill you can do to improve your freestyle swimming./strong>
In this one drill you can rehearse and imprint numerous good habits . These are just a few for you to work on.
1. Head position . Point a lazer beam from the middle of your head to face directly forwards ( that’s the direction you want to swim in!)
2. Posture – engage the core keep the spine aligned and hold the rotation at about 45 degrees
3. Depth of hand – reach just below the bodyline with the fingers tipped slightly downwards. This improves your horizontal balance and gets you in the correct position ready for the catch
4. Leg kick – kick from the hip , rotate the legs in line with the body .
5. Practice a smooth and constant exhale into the water
Make sure you practice each point in whole stroke swimming too . Start with just a few strokes without turning for air . When you are confident that you are starting to imprint the new position add in the breathing again.
ClCK HERE for a video with a demonstration of the drill .If you’d like to learn more book a 1:1 lesson with us or join one of our Effortless Endurance Freestyle Workshops

Images

Skate drill


Skate arm position


Skate body angle


Skate eyes down


Skate hand in pocket


Skate laser beam


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