In this video, Michelmore and Nabeta continue drilling the athletes on swimming technique. Their focus today is on the leading hand. The athletes are instructed to swim with one arm forward, palm down.
“You’re trying to keep your body in a line,” Nabeta says.
“One shoulder stacked on top of the other shoulder, one hip stacked on top of the other hip,” Michelmore adds.
“It’s your body that’s doing the balance, not your extremities. Your kick is to move you forward. Your arms are to move you forward. They are not to balance you,” Michelmore clarifies.
Additional reading: Pukie at the Pool by Roy Wallack and Brian Nabeta, published April 18, 2009.