Swimming: Kicking no float

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DESCRIPTION

Arms extended out in front, hands together.  

  • Kick 1 x width, chin on the water/face in water encouraging toes to make splashes 
  • Repeat, encouraging swimmer to blow bubbles 
  • Keep repeating exercise until leg action becomes effective

COACHING POINTS

  1. Legs should be straight, with action starting from the hip and a slight bend in the knee 
  2. Floppy ankles 
  3. Encourage them to makes splashes with their feet, but ensure feet don't come too far out of the water 
  4. Endeavour to get faces in water, eyes looking down. If not confident enough to do this, ensure kicking is done with chin on water to encourage good body position 
  5. Face in the water, eyes looking down and forwards 6. Breathing out in the water, lift head to breathe in

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