TRANSFORM YOUR SWIM IN JUST 60MINS
Dial in the drills this month and power up your arm stroke strength
Through my time coaching I’ve found that many agegroupers don’t include enough specific technique work into their swimming programmes; they fail to understand which drills are going to have the greatest impact and why; and they end up rushing through and performing drill sets badly.
But now is the time to break your stroke down and work on specific drills that will improve your stroke efficiency and distance per stroke. The next step is then to gradually put your improved technique under pressure by building cadence and speed, or by loading the stroke by wearing hand paddles, fins or resistance, e.g. with drag shorts, resistance parachutes, etc.
Try and focus on one element of your stroke technique at a time, targeting specific areas of weakness or inefficiency. All the drill/swim repeats in the session should be done at a controlled aerobic intensity with emphasis on quality not effort, so rest as you see fit.