Catch-Up Drill

'Catch-Up 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 other arm. Allow body/hips to roll slightly in coordination with the arm stroke. After the pulling arm finishes the catch-up to the one outstretched in front, pause, relax and let your body find its natural balance position, Repeat with other arm.