Four Essential Features

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    We find it useful to point out and aim to develop four essential features in the freestyle stroke.

    When these four features are in place, you are in position to experience the ‘magic’ of a smooth, perpetual-motion-like stroke. If one of these features are missing, or far less developed than the other features, then you may not be able to tap into that satisfying stroke motion.

    Here are the four features:

    1. The firm Torpedo Frame
    2. Straight, stretched, streamline Skate Position
    3. ‘Send Force Forward’ through the Recovery Arm Swing
    4. Optimal Arm-Switch Timing

    With these four in place, you may more easily insert, smooth, rhythmic breathing.

    Over the course of our lesson series we work through each of these, making sure you have the essential features in place.

    In our first lesson, we typically work through the first two features on this list: the Torpedo Frame and the Skate Position. In the second lesson we work on the Recovery Arm Swing and on the optimal Arm-Switch Timing. In the third and/or fourth lesson we work Rhythmic Breathing, while reinforcing the four features.

    You may read more about each of these in the following introductions:



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