Purpose: to build pull strength and form

The Diagonal is the second third of the pull (between Catch and Finish).

  • Start with body and arm position as if just finishing the Catch (elbows high and forward).
  • Move arm rearward.
  • Keep elbow to fingertips perpendicular to the surface of the water (or ground).
  • Move entire forearm as single unit.
  • Don't let the elbow move back before the rest of the forearm.

Diagonal Free is shown in video. Fly would be the same except both arms would move rearward at the same time.  



Tags: TD340

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