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Date 11-04-2017
Front Crawl Swimming Drills | Blossom

Called the Blossom, this drill gives you the chance to break down the underwater stroke into smaller parts, blossoming into a full underwater arm pull, focussing on good technique.

Called the Blossom, this drill gives you the chance to break down the underwater stroke into smaller parts, blossoming into a full underwater arm pull, focussing on good technique.


Start with both hands under the chin, just paddling with minimal extension at the back of the stroke for a third of your pool length.


For the middle third of the length, keep paddling quickly with a slightly bigger extension at the front and back of the stroke which starts to build towards doggy paddle.


For the final third, go for a full doggy paddle. Your arms should be outstretched as far apart as possible in front and past the hips. The arms initiate a simultaneous catch and submerged recovery so the hands bunch up under the body.


There is no surface recovery of the arms.


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