Leila Vaziri Technique Tips: Freestyle hand position (Video)

Leila Vaziri takes on hand position in freestyle in her latest video installment in her summer technique series. From the video’s description on YouTube:

Swimming requires a certain amount of feeling and grip of the water – correlating to your hand. Your palm should be flat, creating a gentle pull on the water. Your fingers are slightly spread apart.


Swim Coach – Technique Tips is an ongoing summer video series courtesy of swim coach and former U.S. National Team swimmer Leila Vaziri.

Each week for the remainder of summer, Vaziri will be releasing a new installment in the series aimed at teaching a specific technique of one or more of the swimming strokes.

You can check out more videos from Leila Vaziri on her YouTube page by following this link.


About Leila Vaziri:

Leila was on the USA National Team in 07-08. She attended Indiana University and hails from South Florida.
Competing at the 2007 World Championships, Leila won a gold medal in the 50 Backstroke while setting a World Record in the event.
Currently Leila is a swimming coach located in New York City focusing on private swim lessons with a wide range of age, ability, and experience.
Most of her clients fall outside of the competitive elite category, instead are learn-to-swim adults, people rehabbing injuries, and water-phobics.
In her spare time, she likes directing her creative energy into making swimming videos and writing about the benefits and joy of swimming.

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