Freestyle Pulling Motion

Freestyle Pulling Motion: Elevation of the Pulling Hand

Freestyle Pulling Motion: Elevation of the Pulling Hand During the propulsion phases of the freestyle pull, the hand must elevate in its pathway backward. We often see swimmers suddenly elevate their hands in the middle of the freestyle pull somewhere near the shoulder, causing an abrupt loss loss of propulsion. During this very brief moment of letting go with the hands, the swimmers lose valuable propulsion and speed.