Nora Martin Swim School          
       
   
   

Advanced Swim Level Stroke Work

Free Style

  • Extending arms just about full length in front of head before beginning to pull
  • arms close in to body, grazing head.
  • fingers together entering water first
  • kick is just below the surface of the water, at a constant and consistent pace
  • Flutter kick is your motor- must be strong to go faster!

Breast Stroke

  • Reaching far in front of body with both hands pulling arms in more quickly starting at chest level
  • legs assisting to push body through the water by coming together in a strong gliding motion
  • body remains shallow, top of head is out of the water
    breathing after each pull
  • Pull!.....Pull!......Pull!

Back Stroke

  • Arms slicing into water right next to head, scrapping ears with pinky leading the way
  • arms are fully extended fingers are together
  • kick is just below the surface of the water, at a constant and consistent pace
  • Flutter kick is your motor- must be strong to go faster!
  • Reach!.....Reach!....Reach!

Racer Dive

  • There are lots of different types of dives; we focused on
    surface dives...
  • Enter water with arms coming together in front, chin tucked down. Use toes to shoot off wall as far out as possible. After entering the water stay shallow and begin flutter kick. Start arms when getting air
  • If you are not swimming efficiently, (meaning correctly), you will not be fast.
  • Take the time to learn it correctly- then work on speed…
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