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Streamlined Kick
The Streamlined or Torpedo Kick is a great tool to prepare a child’s body for the Freestyle stroke. It involves placing both arms behind the head in a straight line with the hands on top of each other. This position is maintained while the child kicks their legs. The reason why this drill is so important is because it exercises and strengthens the core (abdominal) muscles and prepares the child for more difficult swimming actions. If a child cannot perform Torpedo kick, they certainly do not have the core stability and strength to perform correct Freestyle arms. This is why it is really important to practice Torpedo kick even after the skill is mastered, because it enhances the quality of Freestyle arms by allowing the upper and lower body to perform 2 different actions.

4 easy steps Streamlined Kick:
1. Torpedo float
2. Kicking drills
3. Assisted torpedo kick
4. Torpedo kick