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SWIM DRILL: 3 GREAT DRILLS FOR BEGINNER SWIMMERS
3 Great Drills for Beginner Swimmers:1. The Bob2. Kick and Breathe3. Kick, Breathe and Stroke D3 Beginner Drills for Swimmers from D3 Multisport on Vimeo.
Swim Drill: Fist
A fist drill, or FD, is a great way to work on using your forearm for catching water during the pull phase of your stroke.
What’s a ‘Loosen Swim’?
In many workouts, you’ll see an easy or ‘loosen swim’ between big sets. Here’s an example of a ‘loosen swim’.
Swim Drill: Kicking on your Back
Learn how to properly kick on your back.
Swim Drill: Using Paddles
Using swim paddles can help build upper body strength and teach you to have a more powerful underwater catch. Paddles are bigger than the surface area of your hand and will increase the resistance in the water.
Swim Drill: Catch Up Stroke
The catch-up drill can help you work on body alignment. Staying long and straight, from the tip of your fingers, which are an extension of your fully extended arm, and then all the way down through your shoulder and side…
Swim Drill : Single Arm
A simple one arm drill to improve balance in the water and single arm efficiency.
Swim Drill: Sculling
Sculling:Moving your hand back and forth in the water, at your hips, your shoulder or over your head to keep your body balanced in the water while providing some propulsion. More specifically, this means to gently propel yourself through the…
Kicking with a kickboard
Kick (Regular):Regular kickboard kick or kick on back with hands over head, fingers locked.
Swim Drill: 6 kicks / 3 strokes / 6 kicks
Six/Three/Six Drill: Start with Right Side Kick. Complete 6 kicks, then pull three arms strokes, ending up on your left side. Kick 6 kicks on your left side, then take 3 arm pulls to rotate over to your right side.…
LEARNING FLIP TURNS. 3 STEP GUIDE
3 Step Guide to learning how to do a flip turn. If you’ve ever been intimidated, this video is for you! Learn how to do a flip turn in under 10 minutes and improve your swim confidence and overall ability.
Swim Drill: Side Kick
Right Side Kick: How: Kick on your right side, with right shoulder pointed to the sky Head: Relaxed, underwater, look at the side of the pool. Advanced itto look at the bottom, but be sure to maintain vertical shoulders when on…