This drill helps you focus on a high elbow recovery. Practice a high elbow recovery, relaxed and controlled, for a clean slice through the water. This drill also helps you to focus on a full-body rotation at the end of each stroke. Here's how to do it:
1. Swim freestyle, but instead of lifting your hands completely out of the water during your stroke, drag your fingertips across the top of the water, never losing contact with the water, as you bring your arm from your hip back to the catch position.
Keep your hand and arm relaxed during the recovery portion of the stroke.
2. As your hand passes your head, continue to reach forward until your shoulder and body rotate to the side. Continue your stroke.
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