Almost Catch-Up

"Almost Catch-Up (Ketchup) Drill" This drill can be used to do focus on various parts of the stroke including: balance, hip drive coordinated with arm stroke, breathing on the side, focus on one arm catch/pull, hand entry. Start in the streamline position with both hands in front of you, touching together. Initiate the stroke with one hand while holding the other arm out in front. Return the pulling arm to ‘catch up’ to the wrist of other arm. Allow body/hips to roll fully in coordination with the arm stroke, and therefore 'drive' the stroke as normal. As the pulling arm finishes the catch-up to the wrist of the one outstretched in front, drive your hips to complete the stroke and let your body find its natural balance position, Repeat with other arm. Slow, easy, relaxed, focused and controlled...