Understand Why We Do The Drill, :
- Teaches you how to keep your lead arm extended out in front of you as you take a breath
- Helps you learn how to keep more body weight shifted forward ahead of your lungs
- Teaches you not pulling through too early in the stroke cycle
How To Do It:
- Swim regular freestyle, with an exaggerated pause out in front.
- Begin to swim regular freestyle.
- As your arm recovers over the top of the water keep your extended arm gliding out in front of you.
- Wait until the recovering hand has touched the extended hand.
- Once the entering hand touches the extended hand, begin to pull through for the next stroke.
- Each hand should catch up to the other on every stroke, as if one arm telling the other “OK, I have caught up to you, now it’s your turn to pull through”.
Things To Focus On:
- Make sure you do not pull through with the extended arm until the hands have touched.
- Pay particular attention to the hands touching on the strokes when you take a breath.