Swim Tubing Drills and the Freestyle Diagonal Phase

Swim Speed Workouts diagonal phase of freestyle swimming stroke SSW

During some swim clinics last year, swim coach Sheila Taormina noticed that some swimmers were missing a key part of the stroke pattern.

Ignoring the legs and core, the fastest freestyle stroke has 3 parts:

  1. The high-elbow catch
  2. Diagonal phase (the underwater pull)
  3. The finish

In this video, Sheila demonstrates how to drill the diagonal phase using swim tubing.

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