Six Steps To A Better Streamline

1. Put one hand on top of the other and hook your thumb over to keep them secure.


2. Face the opposite side of the pool, tuck your chin to your chest and squeeze your ears with your biceps.

3. Plant your feet on the wall, hip-distance apart, with a slight bend in your knees, and three feet below the surface of the water.

4. Allow your upper body to drop under the water.

5. Push off in a straight line toward the other side of the pool.

6. When you start to slow down, flutter kick and start to take your first stroke.

The fastest moment in the pool is when you push off the wall. Put your body in a streamline position to take advantage of this free speed. Here are six steps to a streamline push-off:

  1. Put one hand on top of the other and hook your thumb over to keep them secure.
  2. Face the opposite side of the pool, tuck your chin to your chest and squeeze your ears with your biceps.
  3. Plant your feet on the wall, hip-distance apart, with a slight bend in your knees, and three feet below the surface of the water.
  4. Allow your upper body to drop under the water.
  5. Push off in a straight line toward the other side of the pool.
  6. When you start to slow down, flutter kick and start to take your first stroke.

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