Are you struggling to correct a cross over in front crawl underwater or on entry?
Then these Freestyler paddles can really help you to understand what your hands are doing underwater by experiencing the increased lateral or medial pressure of the water pressing against them.
Your hands should track backwards in the stroke with your palm pointing to the rear of the pool all the way through the front crawl stroke. This is called positive palm pitch.
If you have a deviation, you'll be slipping through the water with one or more of the following: • Hands crossing over on entry • Thumb first entry and slicing across on entry into the catch • Hand crossing over the midline of your body in the catch and pull phases underwater • Legs scissor kicking • Legs swaying to one or both sides
In water there is an equal and opposite reaction when you move and depending on which path your hands track and follow. (Newton's third law of motion). If your hands veer towards the midline of your body, or underneath you in the catch and pull phases then these paddles will help to raise your awareness of this and help to correct your stroke.
Helps increase awareness and corrects a cross over in the stroke, or loss of positive palm pitch in the stroke underwater. A change in pitch will be felt with increased pressure on the paddles laterally or medially.
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Nick is a level 3 British Triathlon Coach, Level 1 Training Peaks coach, and Training Bible coaching Master endurance coach with 25 years’ experience in triathlon, founder and Head Coach for Speedy Swimming.