In Swim tips 1 we introduced some sculling drills to improve your 'feel for the water'. Here are three more drills to help you develop a smooth and efficient FC technique:
2. Kicking on your side: Push off from the wall, keep your left arm out-stretched in front of you and your right arm at your side as you roll onto your left side. Your right shoulder and arm should be at the waters surface and your chin should be on your left shoulder. Again kick from the hips (not the knees), keep your feet and ankles relaxed but pointed. Kick on your side for as far as you can on a single breath and then complete the length FC. Repeat on your right side with right arm out-stretched and left arm at your side. It's harder than it looks but if you get this drill sorted your FC will improve massively.
Once you've tried these let us know what you think. Tim (LFTC Coach)