CFD – Closed Fist Drill - You will be swimming freestyle with your hands closed in a fist. This should get you to have a better 'feel' for the water. Unless noted otherwise, this is usually done by swimming with your hands closed in a fist for 4 strokes, and then open your hands for 4 strokes, alternating until you get to the other end.
Right Side Kick:
How: Kick on your right side, with left shoulder pointed to the sky
Head: Relaxed, underwater, look at the side of the pool. Advanced: look at the bottom, but be sure to maintain vertical shoulders when on your side with shoulders perpendicular to bottom of the pool.
Arms: Right arm extended, left hand rests on left thigh.
Toes: Toes pointed, ankles relaxed. Keep width of kick within “tube” created by your body: relatively narrow.
Breath: Take a small sculling motion with right hand and roll head easily to breathe. Exhale slowly and smoothly.
1. Keep shoulders perpendicular to pool bottom. “Point belly to the side of the pool.”
2. Relatively narrow kick.
3. Smooth breath by rolling your head up to the sky.
Left Side Kick - just the opposite of above