The final phase of the freestyle underwater pull is the release, when the hand moves from 9 o’clock back to 12 o’clock, precisely where it started this .85-second underwater, almost circular, journey. Since the hand/arm are now moving in the forward direction again, the objective of this phase is to slip the hand and arm out of the water with the least amount of frontal drag possible. How can that be done? Well, watch the video and read the related Aqua Notes to find out! Comment on our videos for any questions you have.