If you have a swimmer who has a natural loping freestyle, harness that trait and incorporate it into kick and catch training, and general conditioning.
If you want to create effective changes in a swimmer, it takes time. Using the Tempo Trainer can help bring about that long-term change.
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.
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.
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.
Just a fun drill we practice with the other morning.
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.
While we’ve covered this many times before, it seems there’s always a need to rehash that a “straight-leg” flutter kick really doesn’t mean you don’t bend your legs.
The sports world is filled with stories of people winning by 1/100th of a second, or losing by 1/100th of a second. While a race can be swum perfectly, it’s not over till it’s over.