8-1. Using Leverage Rehearsal

Hand Entry Leverage

Using your arm in the water as a support, quickly extend your arm after hand entry.

Catch the water with your hand and pull it toward you to stabilize.

After the hand entry, extend your hand parallel to the water surface.

Stroke Leverage

Using the movement of extending your arm as a support, push the water with the other hand in the water.

Accelerate the movement of both arms at the same time.

The timing of the switch should be faster than the duration of the hand entry leverage.

Finish Leverage

Make the finish easier by using your extending arm as a support.

You can push the water longer if you lift your elbow out of the water farther back.

Make the recovery smooth by using the rebound of the water.

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