8 x 25 NO INTERVAL, Take your time!2 x 25 Kick on stomach, arms at side. Focus on head position and adjusting to breathing through the snorkel. 2 x 25 Kick on stomach, with arms in front. Swimmers can lightly scull or keep them still. Focus on maintaining head and body position from previous 25s, still working on adjusting to breathing through the snorkel. 2 x 25 Catch up drill-one complete arm stroke at a time, starting and finishing your stroke with both of your arms out in front. Focus on body rotation, rolling the shoulders and hips, while maintaining head position. 2 x 25 Build. Build kick and tempo, attempting a relatively normal stroke cycle. Continue to focus on maintaining the same relaxed, head down position and good body rotation.
6 x 50 NO INTERVAL, Take your time!Descend 2 sets of 3 x 50s, second set faster than the first Now that swimmers have adjusted to swimming and breathing with the snorkel, 50s without interval are a great opportunity for them to learn how to flipturn with the snorkel. Use these 50s to focus on maintaining a relaxed head and body position, while experimenting with speed and tempo increase. These 50s are no interval, so take the time to do the set correctly and really think about body alignment and rotation through the water. *Note: Flipturns with the snorkel can be really challenging at first. Don’t breathe in going in to the turn, and use those swimmer lungs to blow the water out of the tube at your breakout. It takes a little practice, but after a few repetitions most swimmers can figure it out!
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