This week at swimgym BODY POSITION

Surrender to the water and let te water carry you. Sounds good, doesn't it?! If you have the perfect body position you will be floating and everything becomes a lot easier. Read our tips and do our drills to find this relaxing sensation.

The technique of swimming is quite complex. But when you break it down, it basically comes down to two elements: (1) creating propulsion to move forward and (2) minimizing your resistance in the water. Your body position plays a huge role in this, here is how. 

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Skills & drills Streamline Flutter Kick

The streamline kick helps you focus on keeping your core engaged while kicking. Kick on your stomach with your arms in a streamline in front of you. The rapid movement of your kick can cause instability in your upper body, which causes resistance and loss of power.

How to do it 

  • Use a snorkel and start kicking in a streamline position

  • Place your hands on top of each other, lock your head in between your arms and engage your core by pulling in your belly button

  • Stretch out your upper body as much as possible

  • Look straight down the bottom of the pool and start to kick

Focus points 

  • Stretch your upper body while kicking and pull in your belly button to engage your core

  • Keep your shoulder still and face down during the kick

  • Breathe easily through the snorkel

Coach tip

The streamline kick is a basic drill that helps you to maintain your streamline while swimming. Put on fins to speed things up and alternate this drill with swimming freestyle.




You are going to minimize the frontal drag by trying to improve the body position. The focus is on the heels today. The heels should be at the surface for the least amount of drag. You can adjust the body position by lifting or lowering your head. This will affect the height of your feet.

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