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  • 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.

Swimming drills to improve the freestyle stroke. There are a few great drills to improve your

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