Swimming Drill Demonstration
Elite Pulling Pattern
Enter the hand into the water with forefingers and thumbs first stretching your arm to full extension. After hand entry the hand moves slightly out and down to the catch position. The hand then presses under the body and pushes backwards and outwards towards the thighs and moving back to full extension past the hips and costume line. The pull will follow a slight 'S' pattern through and under the body. Always keep the water on the palms of your hands during the pull. The elbow then leaves the water first followed by your wrist and hand. At all stages of the arm recovery the elbow pitch remains higher than the hand. The hand maintains close proximity to the water surface with the elbow held high as your arm moves over the water close to your body for a controlled entry and full stretch, the pulling pattern is then repeated.