Catch Practice Guide
Designed by Coach Dinah
This 5 week practice guide focuses on the catch in freestyle swimming. The catch is often the first place many swimmers and coaches turn to when looking for speed in their swimming. When done incorrectly, it can not only cause fatigue and reduce your speed, but it can also create shoulder pain and injury. Like the recovery portion of the stroke, a good effective catch requires understanding of your personal shoulder anatomy and flexibility which changes with age and activity levels.
Fresh Freestyle practice guides are designed for those who already own “Fresh Freestyle – 99 Practices for Triathletes and Swimmers“. These guides lead you week by week through a progressive sequence of swimming skills, swimming drills, dry land training and swimming workouts directly from the book. These guides consist of sequences of practices from the book to help give structure and order to your training.
Integrate our guides into your regular swim training plan to help train for your next event while working on your weaknesses at the same time. Use our recommendations to substitute for any “drill” sections in masters swimming or your triathlon training plan. Stop guessing about what practices pair well together, and just use our suggestions. You can follow all or part of a practice guide if you only need a 3 week tuneup, and you can blend two guides together as well.
The possibilities are endless for helping improve your swim workouts and help you stay mentally engaged in you pool or open water practices.