This drill helps you focus on your balance, as well as on each of the individual elements of your stroke and on making your stroke strength even on the right and left sides. Here's how to do it:
1. Perform the Statue of Liberty drill (see the preceding section) for ten kicks on your right side, and then roll your face into the water and begin your recovery stroke with your left arm.
2. Begin the pull portion of your stroke, in which you bend your elbow and pull yourself forward, increasing the speed of your hand movement as you move toward the left hip.
3. As your hand reaches your hip and you push the water back, rotate your left hip so that you're on your right side.
4. Repeat the Statue of Liberty drill on this side.
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