While we’ve spent years focusing on a narrow breaststroke kick, we can’t forget that we need to make sure the feet are connecting correctly no matter where the push initiates.
Not all drills are about body position, and this one sure isn’t.
Here’s a simple aspect you can add to any set to give you some insight on what you actually know about your stroke.
Over a decade ago as we were starting the Drill of the Week, we published a drill called Shoulder Pop. It’s great that’s still so valid, and here’s some advanced views on that.
Nearly 7 years ago, we published a drill that showed breaststrokers using flip turns and no underwater pull to better simulate long course training in a short course pool. Here’s another level to that.
One of the most important aspects of a great breaststroke will be the extended position underwater. Here’s a little bit of a sneaky way to get your swimmers to practice this.
Keeping your body narrow on freestyle makes hydrodynamic sense, but how narrow IS narrow?
Here’s a fun way to use the FINIS Pulling Ankle Strap that can help your swimmers learn a better flutter kick.
Many swimmers, especially ones still learning, can tend to allow too much air to escape during the flip turn. This is done to make sure no water goes UP the nose, but it also has a detrimental effect on your pushoff.
When you’re allowed to use fins to go fast in freestyle… USE them!