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Arms

Timing

Breathing

Legs

Body position

  • Balanced kick pattern
  • Kick from hips with straight legs, slight flexion at knees
  • Loose relaxed ankles
  • CONSISTENT and CONSTANT
  • Kick provides propulsion and improves body position decreasing resistance

Legs

  • Entry between the shoulder and the midline of the body.
  • Fingertips enter first
  • High elbow on catch and throughout the stroke
  • The arm pulls backwards in line with the body
  • Relaxed high elbow arm recovery

Arms

  • Turn the head to the side to breathe and return to neutral position
  • Bilateral breathing (both sides)

Breathing

Timing

  • 6/4/2 leg kicks to 1 arm cycle

Body position

  • Body long and streamlined
  • Neutral head position.
  • Eyes looking down and slightly forwards – water level around hair line.
  • Body rotation to maximise propulsion