Freestyle – Stun Gun

Stun Gun is a very simple drill that challenges you to get the absolute most out of all aspects of your freestyle stroke. It calls for balance, control of the recovery, and a constant kick to keep things moving.

Fingertip Drag is one of the oldest swimming drills in the books. It’s survived the test of time because it’s not only simple to explain but also incredibly effective. It’s amazing how such a basic drill can impact so many things in your stroke.

How you present your body to the water in swimming is an important part in maintaining momentum. If you look at your body as a cross section from the front, you’ll be amazed at just how much area you’re taking up.

If you’re a sprint freestyle swimmer, you want your kick to be FAST, COMPACT, and PRODUCTIVE. But what if you are a sprint freestyler with a fast kick, and you’ve been corralled into a 1650, or an open-water swim?

Shoulder Throw is a continuation of the Shoulder Rotation drill. It focuses on recovering the shoulder ABOVE the surface during freestyle. While this may seem like a no-brainer, it’s not as easy as it sounds when you breathe only to one side.

If you’re like many swimmers, you REALLY enjoy breathing to one side. Even though you’re perfectly adept at breathing to both, when you get tired, you have a tendency of “leaning” to your favorite side for air.

The best drills are often those that ask you to do LESS rather than more – or to do NOTHING rather than something. Single-Arm freestyle is one of them.

Catch and kick. Those two very important components of a good freestyle are tough to work on at the same time. It’s hard to think about two focus points at once — especially when they involve OPPOSITE ENDS of the body.