One of the first requests we received on the iPhone app, was to discuss, or illustrate, how the hand should enter the water on freestyle.
While there has been a lot of conversation about this, I personally believe this is a personal thing. There are those who believe that rotating the hand in, or out, will either help, or cause shoulder problems. I simply don’t think blanket statements can be made for either case since there are billions of people on the planet, which makes for a virtually unlimited number of variances that have to be taken into consideration.
With that said, it is important to know which entry works best for you, is the safest for you in the long term, and provides you with the best extension… which leads to the catch. In other words, these are merely examples for conversation. You must reach your own conclusions.
If you have the app, you have these in the palm of your hand. If you don’t have the app, we’re providing the visuals here. Enter your thoughts below. 🙂