A Guide To Sculling
A Guide To Sculling
In this video, Paul shows how to do sculling correctly.
Hi I'm Paul, this is Theo from swimminglessonslondon.co.uk.
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So this is a guide to sculling. Sculling essentially is a way of moving your hands through the water almost like a figure of “8” movement to gain continuous propulsion. What we need to do now is to look at Theo now.
He's got a floating ball there. And all what I want you to do Theo is to push the ball with your hand along then turn your hand over the top of the ball and come the other way. Now notice he's not, all he's doing is he's switching the hand over, that's it.
Now this basic motion, rolling the hand one way, you can do this at home as well. That's the sculling motion. So you see his hand twists over, flips over, flips over.
Now this can be applied to swimming drills. It can be used to work on individual parts of your body. You can work muscle tone along the arms and shoulders.
You can even use it to maintain good stomach posture and muscles. so what we'll going to do now is we'll do a bit of sculling and the application in the water with it. So Theo's going to scull on his back, he's going to go head first.
His arms are going to be directly by his side and this is going to use that same motion, just that alone to propel himself from one side to another, nothing else. The one thing you need to bear in mind when you're doing this though is you have to be firm from the stomach. You need to keep your position rigid.
Ok, so we'll look at Theo now, his arms are by his side, his stomach is high and he keeps that position and you'll see almost like he's waving towards his feet. Because of that motion there is no slow down at any point, continuously pressing the water. Ok, sculling can also be used to move in the opposite direction by simply turning the hands over slightly whilst you do the same motion.
So now we'll come feet first on back. So he gets in to position, and you'll see he can achieve good movement from just changing your hand position slightly. So now, he's just changed his fingers a little bit more facing down to direct the water behind him rather than towards his feet.
The principles of sculling are used throughout the strokes. And that was a guide to sculling.
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