I don't really do swim drills, I just try to swim with the most correct swim stroke all the time. I only have so much time in the water and rather than breaking down my workout to warm-up, drill set, pre-main set, main-set, drill set, cool-down, I just try to combine it all into one or two really really big sets. Once per week, I go to a masters workout and get all of that. Lately, I've been looking for bubbles when I swim. Bubbles equate to trapped air in the water. And if you have trapped air between your hands and the water, well, that's less water when you are pulling. Every now and then when I'm swimming, I'll pop my head up or move my head around to follow my stroke, and I look for bubbles. I need to improve my left arm, specifically during the breathing cycle. Now I just need to rotate just a tad more, finish my stroke a bit more, and stop moving my head up and down (something I've been doing since I was 12). I'm including a link to a video analysis of Jodie Swallow's swim stroke, it's good stuff!
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