Freestyle – Hand Drive

Just like in the real world, the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. When swimming freestyle, we need to focus on making sure we’re driving our hands forward during extension.

When first teaching swimmers to push off more on their backs for a flip turn, sometimes there is some disorientation in this process.

So you’ve got a big group of kids you’re trying to teach starts to, but you have to be safe, and run them all through a skill quickly and repeatedly… start from the end.

When trying to get large groups of swimmers practicing proper pushoffs, sometimes NOT giving them a choice is a great way to teach.

If you want great underwaters, you have to start with the right angle. Here’s a drill that’s fun for kids, and teaches good habits.

Since we come across so many variations of fins, we thought we’d put together a brief overview of various types you may use in your training. We’re obviously fan of FINIS, and had the opportunity to shoot some video on various types of their fins.

All swimmers need to understand how to use their entire arm to pull in freestyle, so here’s a fun way to move the pull from depending on your hand, to depending on your arm.