FR Pull: Key Takeaways

As far as Freestyle Pull take-home key points, is the first one that I feel like I don’t always include is that everyone can benefit from video analysis. I mean, we looked at, Katie, to a guy who swims over in Europe, who’s a sprint freestyler, to a couple of masters swimmers, to a lady who just swims laps as everyone can see, in all these videos that there’s, there’s things that are pointed out things that are highlighted, from video analysis that you can’t just get from looking like a coach above the surface of the water at a swimmer. So, I do love video analysis, for the fact that it doesn’t matter what level you are or what ability level you’re at, or what your goals are with swimming -it can help everybody. As far as these specific videos are concerned, most of the people struggle to get their middle finger entering with their palm facing down. It wasn’t always necessarily thumb entry, wasn’t always necessarily palm facing down, but there was a commonality between that, which is probably, something that you guys also understand and feel as swimmers. Elbow dropped in the catch in over 50% of our videos. So, elbow dropping is a huge concern because, once again, it doesn’t matter which pulling pattern when the elbow drops it negates the ability to generate any power or speed, which is not a good thing. Aside from the pros, no one pushes past their hips on their finish, especially if you are dealing with younger kids, or people who are trying to work on their muscle strength, for swimming and swimming longer races and distances, or training more consistently. If your swimmers are pushing past their hips, but they’re taking a lot of strokes, what that does is their efficiency goes down it also requires more effort. But at the end of the day, they’re self-defeating. The goal for Freestyle Pull is to avoid elbow dropping and make sure the entry up top is good and then always push past your hips in that straight holding pattern.