Swim practice, May 25

swimming, gliding or sculling drillsWe went to the John Innes Community Centre and practised swimming for Coach Kelvin.

Swim workout in 25-yd. pool:

  • freestyle, easy, 100 yd.
  • push off wall at turns, 8 yd. x 10 = 80
  • freestyle, with pushoff, 100 yd.
  • freestyle, with pushoff, 100 yd. x 10 =1000, concentrating on:
    1. kicking
    2. release of stroke to push back, not up
    3. pushing stroke backwards, slicing towards body
    4. catching stroke and pulling
    5. stable head position
    6. turning head for breathing
    7. head position for breathing
    8. arm extension & recovery while breathing
    9. arm recovery with high elbow and relaxed wrist
    10. hand position and firmness for entry

Total: 1280 yd. or 1150m.

High elbow, relaxed wrist:

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