When your favorite training pool is closed and you have a home pool with limited space, why not try this out?

Using an old mountain bike tyre tube around my waist, I have attached a bungee cord to it and suspended the cord from a solid object on land.

Here I am doing the long dog pull. Just like the good old fashioned doggy paddle we all learnt to swim as kids, this is the advanced version. Focusing on the underwater catch phase of the stroke and working on hip rotation at the same time. There is no recovery phase in this drill, it’s pure underwater pulling making sure you finish the stroke on every pull with thumb brushing the hip and that arm extends in the front of the stroke before catching the water. Also be sure to breathe to the side with a leading arm to support the breath