3 Drills to Improve Freestyle Stroke | Swimming Lessons


Swimming drills to improve the freestyle stroke. There are a few great drills to improve your
freestyle stroke. They are simple, and easy, and anybody can
do them from being just a beginner swimmer to an advanced swimmer. One of the drills I would like to do, at Physique
Swimming, is the catch-up freestyle. The catch-up freestyle is done by keeping
both of your arms in front of you, and then every six kicks, you pull with one arm to
catch-up to the other arm. One, two, three, four, five, six, pull, breathe. One, two, three, four, five, six, pull, breathe. The catch-up freestyle stroke allows you to
develop balance and coordination so your freestyle overall becomes a lot more efficient. Another version of a catch-up stroke is doing
the catch-up freestyle drill single arm catch-up freestyle, which means just using one arm
at a time. So you’re going to be using one arm every
six kicks to pull and breathe to your side. So you would kick six times in between your
stroke. One, two, three, four, five, six, pull, take
a quick breath to your side, and have your arm recover, and enter right in front of your
head. One, two, three, four, five, six, pull, breathe
to your side, recover, and enter right in front of your head. You would do your right arm down, and your
left arm back, so, both the arms have practice. Another great drill for the freestyle stroke
is kicking on the side, with one arm in front of you, and being about 45 degrees in the
water with your head straight. This allows you to really focus on your breathing. You can practice your breathing by breathing
to your side every four kicks. One, two, three, four, breathe to your side. One, two, three, four, breathe to your side. This drill might seem a little bit challenging
because it requires a lot of work from your legs, and you might get a little bit tired,
but don’t worry. Take your time. The slower you do it, the better it will be
in the long run. Next grade drill for freestyle is switching
from one side to the other side. So you would start off kicking six times on
one side. One, two, three, four, five, six, pull, switch,
and then breathe to your side. One, two, three, four, five, six, pull, switch,
breathe to your side. These drills help you rotate your body and
be able to find your proper balance on top of the water with proper breathing. These are some drills to improve your freestyle
stroke.

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