In this video, I will show you 3 important steps that will help you find your best rhythm, allowing you to swim longer distances effortlessly.
SLOW TO FAST
- Movements in freestyle swimming should be slow to fast
- Constantly moving arms at a consistent pace makes it difficult to feel connection and rest in different parts of the stroke
- Going slow to fast allows for better timing and rhythm in freestyle
- Enter the water with fingers first and elbow slightly up to set up the stroke correctly
- Reaching out with elbow first can hinder the ability to go slow to fast and set up the catch properly
- Swimming flat without any rotation is difficult and lacks rhythm
- Overrotation and excessive twisting can lead to loss of balance and difficulty in maintaining a smooth stroke
- The ideal rotation is a rocking motion from side to side, not roll
- The recommended range of rotation is about 30 to 40 degrees through the hips and shoulders
TIMING OF THE STROKE
- The goal is to always have something in front of the head during the stroke
- If there is nothing in front of the head, it means the pull through was done too soon
- The ideal timing is for one hand to enter while the other arm finishes the catch or is just about to pass under the shoulder
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✔️Core Principle #2 Find Your Balance
✔️Core Principle #3 Rock, Return And Align
✔️Core Principle #4 Develop An Effective Catch And Pull
✔️Core Principle #5 Find Your Rhythm And Timing
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