Drill Library: Double Finish Drill

Understand Why We Do The Drill, :

  • Allows us to focus on accelerating through to the finish of the stroke
  • Teaches you to finish the pull strongly

How To Do It:

Body Position:

  • Swim freestyle with an additional finish to each stroke

The Movement:

  • Begin swimming regular freestyle
  • As your hand exits the water at your hip, recover it over the top of the water, only to a point where it is inline with your shoulder
  • Re-enter your hand into the water at this point and finish the stroke again before recovering it back over the water and entering as you normally would in freestyle.
  • Repeat the same movement pattern with the other arm.

Things To Focus On:

  • Make sure you push your hand all the way past your hip before it exits to recover. Don’t pull your hand out at your belly button.
  • Accelerate your hand through the finish of the stroke.
  • Make sure you are pushing water backward, towards your feet to move forwards