When you’ve been honing your swimming skill with as much focus as Gold Medalist Breeja Larson has, you’ve developed a lot of muscle memory. In other words, you know how things are supposed to feel.
Why do it:
Coordination drill removes all form of muscle memory by demanding you put yourself in an awkward position. You now have to focus on how you’re pulling and kicking just to move forward.
How to do it:
1 - This is where it gets like a game of Twister. With your left hand, reach behind you and grab your right foot.
2 - That’s pretty much it. Now go swim breaststroke.
How to do it really well (the fine points):
Breeja says that when she does this drill, she has to think about every aspect of her pull, grabbing as much water as possible, and then focus on every aspect of her kick, again grabbing as much water as possible.
The additional problem of not being able to reach a complete streamline stroke, or get to air as easily as usual, means the focus is needed for the entire length.
Oh, and make sure you switch which hand and foot you’re grabbing so you equal out the stroke before you finish the drill.
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