• Posture: Belly in, neck tall, chin back.
  • Rotation: Rotate to both sides (not just the stroking side).
  • Breathing: First, breathe to the stroking arm side. Later, breathe to the kickboard side.
  • Stroking arm: Extend forward, get an armful of water, pull straight back beside the body.
  • Kickboard arm: Allow the board to slide back slightly as you extend the stroking arm forward.
  • Legs: Kick gently and compactly. Later, coordinate arm movements and hip rotation with the six-beat kick.

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