Using a kickboard to stabilize the body is a good way to teach the freestyle catch, and freestyle extension.
Here’s a simple drill to help with the freestyle catch… with the emphasis on simple.
Learning better breaststroke sometimes means lengthening the stroke to the point where it becomes uncomfortable.
Just a fun drill we practice with the other morning.
When sculling, many swimmers settle for the standard sweep of the hands. Olympian Kim Vandenberg shows a more advanced approach.
Incorporating simple balance drills during kick sets has dual benefits to your swimming.
Watch the great swimmers’ hands, and you’ll see how soft they are when they swim. They’re always searching to find that constant connection with the water.
Building on last week’s backstroke thumb-out, pinky-in drill, here’s a way to work the backstroke catch into the progression.
Identifying how the hands work in backstroke is the beginning of developing a good recovery and catch.
Pushing the hand all the way through the exit of the stroke is something swimmers have worked on for years. Here’s a little additional point to think about.