Swimming Training Tips

(Read the original article from triathlete.competitor.com)

Your questions about swimming as a triathlete, answered by coach and professional triathlete Sara McLarty.

Q: What’s the best drill to promote a strong pull phase?

A: Single-arm drills are the best way to focus on every phase of the stroke, including the pull. The non-swimming arm should be kept at your side to allow and promote torso rotation while performing the drills. The basic version is with no equipment. Start with 6×25, alternating arms each 25. A more advanced single-arm drill is performed with a paddle to provide a bigger surface area during the pull. While the focus is on the pull during these drills, don’t forget to rotate your torso enough that your non-stroking shoulder pops out of the water.

Read more at: http://triathlon.competitor.com/2015/11/training/ask-coach-sara-best-drill-to-promote-a-strong-pull-phase_126348#jgT4czc1AdxQ1XDK.99