We will be learning 5 key drills: Side kicking, shark fin drill, hip rotation drill, hand entry and advanced hip rotation drill.
3. Hip Rotation
Being consistent and practicing these drills 2-3 days a week will give you:
We will also continue a more advanced hip rotation drill, practice and execute the proper arm stroke, and bring all the drills we’ve learned so far together for your first go at full stroke freestyle swimming.
Hip rotation is the key to distance and triathlon swimming. This is the part that will allow you to conserve energy for the rest of your race. Grasping this will put you at an advantage over 90% of your competition.
With the arms, don’t worry about your pull being perfect right away- that will come with practice. Finally, breathing will given its own section since this is where many triathletes have the most difficult time.
Good luck and check in with the discussion board to report your progress!
By the end of this month, you should feel much more balanced in the water!
We have so far worked on some basic and more intermediate-level drills, now we move on to the meat of the Tri Swim Success course!
We’ll work on refining freestyle- making sure you have the essential elements of a complete stroke. And finally, we will introduce speed in the water! Improving speed in swimming is more than just doing a few sprints at the beginning and end of your workouts. It takes a little more thinking, but I promise there is no high level math involved!
We will be learning 4 Advanced Drills:.
2. Fist Drill