Hybrid Freestyle – Over the Wave Under the Wave

Sometimes we overexaggerate a swim technique in order to improve on it. Coach Gary Hall Sr teaches the Over the Wave Under the Wave swim drill to our campers. Some of the campers are just beginning to learn this stroke made famous by Michael Phelps. This technique, also known as a galloping stroke requires a strong kick and a different cadence for the left and right arm pull. Even though this overexaggerated swim technique is not something you would use in a race, we consider it this 'drill' a great way to learn the benefits of using this stroke. This is a great drill not only for beginners to learn but also those that want to use hybrid freestyle in a race.