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Date 11-04-2017
Front Crawl Swimming Drills | Glute Kick

This drill teaches you a more effective kick by keeping your legs straighter on the upsweep and only bending them on the down sweep. You'll know you are doing the correct straight leg movement if your glutes feel engaged during the upsweep of the kick.

This drill teaches you a more effective kick by keeping your legs straighter on the upsweep and only bending them on the down sweep. You'll know you are doing the correct straight leg movement if your glutes feel engaged during the upsweep of the kick.


Using your centre snorkel, place your face in the water and kick on your front.


Whilst kicking, put your hands on your bottom to feel the legs being lifted up to the surface.


With the hands in this position, you can identify which muscles help create the correct kick.


Aim for a straighter leg upsweep and bend on the down sweep - bending your knees excessively on the upsweep will sink the legs.


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