Tuesday December 6th
Discipline yourself this season to make these drills a part of your regular swim regimen.
Balance and Rotation drill:
The Drill: This drill is actually broken down into four parts, all of which include swimming with one arm. And you will use both arms during the drill:
1. Swim with the Left arm, Breath to the left side. The right arm is by your side not out in front of you. This will be written as L st (left stroke), L br (left breath).
2. Swim with Left arm, Breathe to the right side. The right arm is by your side, not out in front of you. Written as L st, R br
3. Swim with Right arm, Breath to the right side. The left arm is by your side, not out in front of you. Written as R st, R br
4. Swim with Right arm, Breath to the left side. The left arm is by your side, not out in front of you. R st, L br
Now, if it will make you feel more comfortable, practice the arm and breathing motion standing in your living room or simply standing in the shallow end of the pool, bent over at the waist, face down in the water. When learning this drill, by all means, use fins to add the support to the legs. As I said, this drill may be tough to get used to. And it will always be a tough one to do. But it will help tremendously.