Catch Up

Difficulty: Moderate
Focus: Timing

The Purpose

Many swimmers have a tendency to “windmill,” meaning that their hands are always diametrically opposed throughout each stroke cycle. While the hands should be opposed at the end of each stroke — one hand forward and one hand back — the front hand should stay in front of you while the other begins it’s recovery.

How to do this drill

Swim Freestyle but force your hands to catch up in front of you.

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