The fastest of the 4 swimming styles, freestyle offers three types of swimming techniques - Hip Driven, Shoulder Driven, And Body Driven. The technique you choose depends mostly on the distance you swim. For example, Open Water swimmers use a variant of Hip Driven swimming in order to utilise body rotation and spread the workload for longer periods of time.
Balance and rotation key
Line runs from the top of head to the feet.
Lead with the top of the head
Body line rides the surface of the water
OBSERVATIONS & THOUGHTS
Focus on “front-quadrant” swimming.
Fingers pointing to the bottom of pool help keep
elbows high and limits crossover
Finish stroke at hip or slightly past;
pop elbow upon exit of hand (break the ice).
Don’t over-emphasize finish