There's one in every crowd.
There are many sculling drills but, in my opinion, the graduation of sculling is the overhead scull, on your back, feet first.
From a recent shoot in Vermont. We captured a nice new library for www.goswimtv.com.
Sure... it looks easy, but do it for a while, and you'll feel it in your forearms.
If you're looking for something to strengthen your forearms, especially for breaststroke, here's a quick drill that will do the trick.
Paddles can sometimes become a crutch, but remove that little rubber tube and they become a great technical training tool.
Every once in a while I get a question about what to do when swimmers travel and end up at a hotel that has an "Olympic-size pool"... like the one shown here.
We continue to find new uses for sculling. Isolating the initial arm movement in breaststroke is no easy task, but falls right into line in this drill.
Sculling at the Wall is a great drill for learning how to move your hands from side to side (rather than pulling back) in breaststroke.
When you swim, there are so many little fine points to monitor that it's simply too much for the mind to process. This is why sculling, practiced on a regular basis, can build awareness in your hands, teaching them how to find the best way to hold water, rather than having to think about it.