In this video, Michelmore and Nabeta drill the streamlined body position. According to Nabeta, as swimmers, we want a hollow-body position “to lengthen our spine out so that we can be in a more fish-like state.” He says the goal is to become “more elongated, which will make us more efficient.”
Michelmore and Nabeta coach the athletes through kicking drills emphasizing a tight core and open hip, then troubleshoot Dave Lipson’s swim position to help him stay afloat.
“Really commit to it: open yourself up, make yourselves as hollow as possible,” Michelmore says.
Additional reading: Pukie at the Pool by Roy Wallack and Brian Nabeta, published April 18, 2009.