Swimming technique testing system              by prof. Rein Haljand
swimmer Quality control of  FREESTYLE  SWIMMING  technique                        
  1.Left ARM PULL &Right RECOVERY  phase     
 
 
x ·The position of left shoulder (must  be relatively high)      
x · The timing of left catch,right exit,right kick (must be simultaneous )      
x · The  left arm pull action ( good catch , fixed elbow position)      
x · The position of left arm at the middle of stroke (vertical, max flexed)      
x · Left hand slip during pull (positive, let your body move on the pull)      
x · Forward speed  (compare to speed during right pushing phase).      
  2.  Left ARM PUSH & Right RECOVERY phase        
x · Timing of the left arm pushing  action from shoulder , elbow and forearm  
 
 
x · The timing of recovering  arm entry (middle of the push)      
x · Action of recovering  arm (elbow before hand)      
x · The timing of left arm pushing with leg  kick (must be simultaneous)      
x · Left hand slip during push (less negative, sticking to water)      
x · Forward speed (higher, compare to speed during left pulling phase)      
  1. Right ARM PULL & Left RECOVERY  phase         
x ·The position of right shoulder (must  be relatively high)  
 
 
x · The timing of right catch, left exit, left kick (must be simultaneous )      
x · The  right arm pull action ( good catch , fixed elbow position)      
x · The position of right arm at the middle of stroke (vertical, max flexed)      
x · Right hand slip during pull (positive, let your body move on the pull)      
x · Forward speed  (compare to speed during left pushing phase).      
  2. Right ARM PUSH & Left RECOVERY phase        
x · Timing of the right arm pushing  action from shoulder , elbow and forearm  
 
 
x · The timing of recovering  arm entry (middle of the push)      
x · Action of recovering  arm (elbow before hand)      
x · The timing of right arm pushing with leg  kick (must be simultaneous)      
x · Right hand slip during push (less negative, sticking to water)      
x · Forward speed (higher, compare to speed during right pulling phase)      
   FULL STROKE CYCLE        
x · Body and wave position (individual optimum)  
 
 
x · Sholders rolling, "kayaking" positions (opposite)      
x · Left hand relative speed backwards (the slower the better sticking to water)      
x · Right hand relative speed backwards (the slower the better sticking to water)      
x · Movement during left stroke & right recovery = half stroke length      
x · Movement during right stroke & left recovery = half stroke length      
x · Breathing actions      
x · Stroke length (the longer the better)      
x · Frequency  (keep individual optimum)      
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
         
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