Front Crawl Swimming Drills | Static Front Crawl

This drill takes away the leg kick, the full rotation and timing of the full stroke to allow you to focus on your breathing movement.

Plant your feet in the shallow end of the pool. If there is no shallow end available, perform on poolside.

Lean your upper body over so you are horizontal to the surface. Stretch your lead arm out with your trailing arm at your hip and your face in the water.

Initially just practice a few breaths, turning your face to the side.

Always breathe in through the mouth.

If this is comfortable, then add the arm movements in with a focus on timing.

Watch the hand pull under the body, follow it as you turn while exhaling until you break the surface, then inhale.”