How to Teach the Sidestroke Arms
When we first introduce the sidestroke arm pull, I still like to use this old analogy: “Pick an apple off the tree, put it in the other hand, drop it in the basket.” Once the student gets the general idea, you want them to be more efficient with the stroke or to refine the stroke. To refine the sidestroke arms, we like these cues: “Pull and Slide, Push & Glide” as seen in this video below:.
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March 20, 2017 at 2:32 am