Other than the freestyle pull, flutter kick is the most used skill in swimming. Some people kick well, other people kick poorly, but just about everyone kicks a little when they swim freestyle. While it sometimes takes a lot of thought to develop a good flutter kick, it’s certainly worth the time.
This drill uses fins, and focuses on two specific aspects of an updated breaststroke technique, using your back to get you into extension better, and diving forward into a shallow bodyline.
Revisiting one of the original Drill of the Week videos. This takes us way back, to working with a very specific young swimmer named Christopher. Christopher had a problem of using a straight arm backstroke pull, and through the process of trying to fix it, we came up with this little process.
In working to develop a better underwater dolphin, this drill isolates the a stable head to help you learn to send all your energy forward.
Developing a constant kick is very important for freestyle, but making sure it’s narrow will also be something to focus on.
When swimmers start to become more accomplished, they can start to add smaller focus points to standard drills. This is one instance of that.
How you approach the wall can determine how good your flip turn is. Keeping the eyes down is the best start.
Helping swimmers develop faster hands out front, sometimes starts at the back.
Sometimes it’s a good idea to SEE what you’re doing when you’re trying to master a skill.
We’ve focused on backstroke kick before, but this is a small detail that can also help your entire body position.