Drill Library: Timing Kick Drill

Understand Why We Do The Drill, :

  • Teaches you to get the timing of the kick right
  • Helps you learn how to connect your pull with your kick
  • Teaches you how to counter balance your stroke effectively

How To Do It:

Body Position:

  • Put one fin on one foot only.
  • Begin to swim regular freestyle with only one fin.
  • The fin on one leg will my you hyper aware of when that leg is kicking downward on the water.

The Movement:

  • To start with, swim as if you are swimming in slow motion
  • To get the timing of your kick right, the kick down of the leg with the fin on must coincide with the entry of the opposite arm.
  • If you are wearing the fin on your right foot, as the left arm enters, your right leg must kick down.

Things To Focus On:

  • Start the process slowly. Don’t rush it. Swim as if you are swimming in slow motion.
  • Focus only on the leg with the fin on. Don’t try to focus on both legs. Limit your attention to the leg with the fin and the opposite arm.