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Shallow water: in pairs; catch up stroke

During the performance we focus on:

  • hand entry in the line of the shoulder by the same side,
  • scooping the water (start of the stroke) with extended arm,
  • correct arm bending during the stroke,
  • finishing the stroke with forearm movement back to the body,
  • acceleration of the stroke,
  • correct body twisting where we move shoulders back and forth coordinated with the stroke,
  • extended arm when approaching the surface,
  • extended position of the stationary arm


  • fixed head position on the surface in the body extension.



If the student is less buoyant, the teacher supports his/her thighs or knees.