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!