2 thoughts on “Freestyle Technique with Drills

  1. Ryan, thank you so much for this blog! I’m finding a lot of inspiration from your workouts.

    On the drills for this set, did the kids just do regular flutter kick with doggie paddle arms? And what exactly is long dog? Is that just longer doggie paddle strokes (reaching all the way in front and all the way through to the hips, but not recovering over the water)?

    I do have one more question unrelated to this post. In other posts I’ve noticed you mention to swim “connected” when swimming backstroke. Can you explain what you mean by this?

    Thanks again!!


    1. Glad you like the blog. Thank you for reading! Yes you are correct about flutter kick for doggie paddle and about long dog. Long dog is essentially a more efficient version of doggie paddle, reaching all the way out in front and finishing all the way at the back, but with an underwater recovery. When I say “connected,” what I mean is that we are trying to connect the pull on one side to the driving of the arm through the recovery and into the catch on the opposite side.


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