Learn To Swim Freestyle Fix: Swim Noodle For Straight Arms

Learn To Swim Freestyle Fix: Swim Noodle For Straight Arms

Sometimes one of the hardest things to correct in beginner swimmers is them not lifting their arms out of the water far enough when doing freestyle to clear it. Here is a learn to swim freestyle fix using a cut down swim noodle to help generate straight arms that clear the water.

Picture of a piece of swimming noodle cut to fit inside the hand of a learn to swim freestyle swimmer
Cut Down Noodle
Side View
Picture of a piece of swimming noodle cut to fit inside the hand of a learn to swim freestyle swimmer
Cut Down Noodle
Bilateral Side View

Picture of a piece of swimming noodle cut to fit inside the hand of a learn to swim freestyle swimmer
Cut Down Noodle
End View

Picture of a piece of swimming noodle cut and fitted inside the hand of a learn to swim freestyle swimmer
Cut Down Noodle
In Hand

Picture of a piece of swimming noodle cut and fitted inside the hand of a learn to swim freestyle swimmer
Cut Down Noodle
In Hand End View

Picture of a piece of swimming noodle cut and fitted inside the hand of a learn to swim freestyle swimmer
Cut Down Noodle
In Hand End View

I have had occasions where no matter what drill I try I just cannot get some swimming arms out of the water. I hit on the idea of using a cut Down (to hand size) noodle may help alleviate this fault and it doesn't do a bad job of forcing high elbows either.

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This is a last resort type activity however because as with all physical tools the student has a tendency to revert to old habits the moment they stop using it.

Never-the-less if you get the student to concentrate on how it feels, that is getting the student to "remember how it feels" and then get them to "copy that feeling" when they put aside the noodle piece, it can be quite effective.

Enjoy
   Richard




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