TRAINING & TECHNIQUE:
HOW TO VIDEOS
Swim Drills - Video Demonstrations
Looking to improve your swim technique?
View the swim drill how-to videos below to see Dave demonstrate all four parts of the Freestyle stroke.
The freestyle stroke is in four parts. Part one is Polo, from water polo – also known as Tarzan.
The head is very still, the hands are at 10 o’clock and 2 o’clock. Soft hands on the water.
The second part of the stroke is Long Dog, which is dog paddle, but slower and stronger.
Fingers are pointing down, elbows are up. Long, strong strokes.
The third part of the stroke is Haka, which is two hands towards the thighs – as in the
All Blacks doing the Maori Haka.
Strong stroke. Feel the surge forward. Fingers down, elbows up. Strong stroke.
The fourth and final part is known as skim, which is the recovery stroke.
The hand comes off the hip and swings wide. The fingers skim the water, back towards 10 o’clock and 2 o’clock.