Laura Sogar’s Favorite Breaststroke Drill: Breast Arms, Flutter Kick

Laura Sogar is one of the elite swimmers whose technique is examined in Swim Speed Strokes.
Laura Sogar is one of the elite swimmers whose technique is examined in Swim Speed Strokes.

Laura Sogar is the 2013 NCAA Division I champion, 2012 U.S. Open champion, and 2012 world championships (shortcourse meters) silver medalist in the 200 breaststroke.

One of Laura’s favorite drills is breaststroke arms with flutter kick. In this drill, swimmers pull with breaststroke arms, and flutter kick (freestyle kick) behind.

Laura likes this drill because it helps her work on her catch and helps her feel the connection between her chest and hips as she moves her core forward on the short axis. Laura also appreciates how this drill trains a fast tempo into her stroke.

To do the drill, keep a constant, uninterrupted flutter kick behind you during every phase of the pull.

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