FR Pull: The Finish

So as far as the finish is concerned, once again, you’re going to extend the arm back past the hip to that 170 degrees of elbow bend, so pretty much full extension, but not enough to lock the elbow out. When you go from basically the end of the pull into the recovery, you want a swimmer to lead with their elbow. So if they locked that elbow out, it’s easier to lead coming out of the water with the hand versus the elbow coming up first. A nice high elbow recovery, for the most part for training middle distance, distance races is great. So that’s the most commonly used recovery. So if you don’t lead with an elbow if you lead with the hand, it’s just going to be harder to get into that relaxed recovery feel and you’re going to expel a bit more energy than what you need to. So, yeah, you’re going to avoid pushing the hand up on the exit as you’re finishing your opposite hip should be rotated towards the ground so as you can see in the picture here. He has his left hip down, and his right arm has finished, so his opposite hip is towards the ground as he’s finishing his right arm pull but once again it same hip of the same arm that’s entering so you always have that kind of constant like circular motion of everything happening whereas, you know one arm finishes, the other one enters, one arm finishes, the other one enters.