freestyle catch

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Setting up the Freestyle Pull

A recent post in the Swim Smooth Blog, “Bend It Like Becky,” examines the freestyle catch of Olympic gold medalist Rebecca Adlington. In particular, the authors noted that most top freestylers seem to have a slight downward bend early on in their stroke, leading naturally to the Early Vertical Forearm used by so many top […]

The Catch

A critical component of swimming strokes is the catch, the point in the pull at which you begin forward propulsion. A video from GoSwim demonstrates a drill for practicing a good catch in freestyle.