Developing a constant kick is very important for freestyle, but making sure it's narrow will also be something to focus on.
When swimmers start to become more accomplished, they can start to add smaller focus points to standard drills. This is one instance of that.
This week's set is super versatile and will please the freestylers.
Sometimes it's a good idea to SEE what you're doing when you're trying to master a skill.
If you have a swimmer who has a natural loping freestyle, harness that trait and incorporate it into kick and catch training, and general conditioning.
IM set this week, spiced up with some descend 200s freestyle.
Alternating drilling and swimming to teach better extension in Freestyle.
Just like in the real world, the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. When swimming freestyle, we need to focus on making sure we're driving our hands forward during extension.
Workouts that combine technique focus and actual swimming are always popular with Barbara's masters team. This one got a lot of thumbs up.
All swimmers need to understand how to use their entire arm to pull in freestyle, so here's a fun way to move the pull from depending on your hand, to depending on your arm.
Using a kickboard to stabilize the body is a good way to teach the freestyle catch, and freestyle extension.
Working four different aspects of freestyle today. So much to learn!
Here's a simple drill to help with the freestyle catch... with the emphasis on simple.