SKY SWIMMING

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SKY SWIMMING. STROKE DEVELOPMENT TRAINING Freestyle Arm Cycle. Freestyle Arm Cycle Catch Phase. The hand enters the water between the head and shoulders, hand should be flat (firm not tense fingers) fingers should be together. (In the first picture) - PowerPoint PPT Presentation

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<ul><li><p>SKY SWIMMINGSTROKE DEVELOPMENTTRAININGFreestyle Arm Cycle</p></li><li><p>Freestyle Arm CycleCatch PhaseThe hand enters the water between the head and shoulders, hand should be flat (firm not tense fingers) fingers should be together. (In the first picture)During the catch, swimmers should keep their shoulders above their elbow, elbow above the hand, and wrist above the fingertip (In the second picture). As the hand pulls downward, the hand should not go no further out laterally than the width of a hand. (In the second Picture)Furthermore, the swimmer needs to roll onto the water by turning the hips</p></li><li><p>Freestyle Arm CycleMid PullDuring the mid pull, the hand and forearm should be kept ahead of the elbow as much as possible. (In the first picture)The hand should go as deep as the swimmer can handle.If you are strong enough, you can pull the water with the elbow up to as much as a 135 degree angle</p></li><li><p>Freestyle Arm CyclePower PhaseDuring the power phase of the pull, the angle of the hand should be perpendicular to the surface of the water. (swimmer should not push water up into the air). </p><p>The exit of the hand should be closer to the knee then the hip joint. (shown in picture 2). </p></li><li><p>Freestyle Hip Rotation/Head PositionThe hip rolls during the catch phase of the pull to grab the water to begin the arm cycle.During the mid pull, the hips twist to increase power and leverage on the hand and forearm. During the power phase, the hips continue to twist to increase power and allow the hand to exit the water for recovery. </p><p>Head position is easy ALWAYS LOOK AT THE BOTTOM!!</p></li><li><p>FreestyleCommon ErrorsNot keeping the elbows and shoulders up when the hand enters the water.Letting the elbows and shoulders lead the pull at any point during the catch and mid-pull phase of the stroke.Not kicking during breaths.Pushing water down during the catch phase of the strokePushing water up instead of back during the power phase of the stroke cycle. Looking up instead of LOOKING AT THE BOTTOM OF THE POOL!!</p></li></ul>