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Haufler Top Freestyle Drill #3: Position 11 (Breathing Every Stroke, Every 2, and Every 3)
This swimmer is doing Position-11 Freestyle while breathing every stroke, both sides. Notice her patience. She is kicking about 6 times between each stroke.
It’s important for her to stay balanced when going to air. The lead arm must stay long and extended with the fingertips pointing straight ahead. The top of the head must not lift before turning to the side.
The face needs to return to the water…with eyes looking down… before the hand enters.
Now she is breathing every two strokes and is concentrating on her pull. She’s breathing to only one side.
Next, she breathes every third stroke and comes back to a complete Position 11 between each stroke. Notice the extension of the lead arm as she goes to air.