Swimming with fists gets you craving for a larger surface area. That’s actually the point.
Pretty simple drill that taxes your desire for control (keeping fists in fists). You’ll be tempted to open them up, but do yourself a favor and keep them tight until it’s time to open the hands. The reward will be worth it.
Main Set (short course yards):
– 12 x 100 on 1:30
– These are done as four sets of three 100’s. #1 is all fists. #2 is 50 fists, 50 swim. #3 is regular swim.
The 3rd 100 of each should feel wonderful if you’ve done this correctly.