Episode 0005: Freestyle Recovery and the Propulsive Phase

When working on your freestyle swim the things that go on above the water can sometimes fall to the wayside. But they shouldn’t! Your freestyle recovery - the part of your stroke after you’ve finishing your propulsive phase and are bringing your arm back around to enter the water and start your catch - has just as much impact on your freestyle efficiency as what’s going on under the water after your hand has entered. Two-fold, the propulsive phase - from the start of your catch all the way through to the finish of your stroke - is the key component to your efficiency, power, AND stability. Let’s see why!