This drill takes some coordination… strong kick, strong pull, good long axis rotation.
The student has to be motivated to make it challenging by causing drag with one long, straight arm, while pulling with the other arm. The value of the long axis rotation for a breath will be obvious to them. The positioning of one arm reaching up while the other is on the leg will enable for easy, balanced rotation. This drill requires a strong desire to “do it right” and should be saved for the serious, motivated student who appreciates hard work. Otherwise, it is too easy for him to “cheat” on the arm drag portion of the drill, making this drill almost worthless.
Here at Waterside Swim School we teach the world renowned Smartfish Method. We offer private, group and competitive swim education to all ages. Our Method is constantly evolving with the newest technology and swim related research. Our specialty is the art of baby swimming and safety, but our Method is designed to accommodate all ages, even adults. We take great pride in what we do here and love showing the world the priceless gift of knowing how to swim.