This drill helps with the feel of the water while enforcing body roll and also strengthens bilateral breathing. Ideally, each pull will begin only once your opposite, recovering hand is in front of your head. This timing will ensure that each pull can be coordinated with simultaneous hip rotation, which both strengthens your pull and allows you to achieve some glide through the water following each pull.
Coach/Presenter: Endurance Films, John Murray, Team MPI
Swim Drill Training Series
Since the majority of triathletes do not have a strong swimming background, working on technique is paramount. In this drill series, Team MPI coach and co-founder John Murray presents a handful of our most recommended drills to help improve your technique, leading to efficiency, reduced effort in the water and better overall performance.
Include swim drills in your swim training as often as possible. Repetition is key with both perfecting the drill but also incorporating the correct technique into your swim stroke. Having a large library of swim drills means you can work on different parts of your stroke and enjoy the variety.
Consider switching from drilling to whole stroke swimming after each 25 or 50 so that you can take what you felt in the drill and plug that into your stroke. Allow time (months) for muscle memory and strength to develop as your stroke is modified.
Also in Playlist "Swim Drill Training Series"
Swim Drill Training Series Introduction
Swim Drill: Elements of Good Freestyle Technique
Swim Drill: Freestyle - Bad Swimmer
Swim Drill: Head Out-Water Polo
Swim Drill: One Arm Poor Technique
Swim Drill: Dialing it Up - Build
Swim Drill: Stroke Hesitation
Swim Drill: Forearms in Water
Swim Drill: One Arm Freestyle
Swim Drill: One Arm Sculling
Swim Drill: Front Prone Scull
Swim Drill: Sculling Supine Feet First
Swim Drill: Reverse Scull Supine Seated