Learn to connect the pulling arm to the recoverying arm to give you another option for strong freestyle.
Being able to focus on one specific aspect of your stroke sometimes takes isolation. Swimming under water certainly gives you that.
Fingertip Drag is one of the oldest drills in swimming. It’s survived the test of time because it’s simple to explain AND incredibly effective. It’s amazing how such a basic drill can impact so many things in your stroke.
To really sprint in freestyle, you’re going to have to develop a strong kick. Focusing on how much you use your legs can really help this.
We’ve referred to this type of drill before as “short release”, so we’re revisiting this concept.
Here’s a sneak preview of a basic freestyle video we’re working on.
Sure, fins can be used for all strokes, but today, let’s just focus on using them for two types of freestyle.
It’s amazing what having your hips just a couple inches higher in freestyle can mean to your efficiency and speed.
After spending time with Cullen Jones, we saw some real power in freestyle. It wasn’t so much the focus on early vertical forearm, but rather, about producing power.
This is an old standby drill for freestyle that’s been done by coaches and swimmers since as long as we can remember. This drill is demonstrated by Gold Medalist, Cullen Jones.