Hey all, my group has added two new drills in the past couple weeks, and I wanted to get your take on them:
1. Front crawl with legs crossed. -my legs immediately sink to the bottom of the pool. Coach says that is because i am not engaging core. I think it could be a combination of that, and lack of balance. Internet says your legs are SUPPOSED to sink, and that the drill is not a balance drill at all, but an arm turnover drill.
2. Front crawl with one foot in the air. - leg not in the air drags down the other leg until i am performing some sort of odd contortionist ballet move, like a handicapped synchronized swimmer without a partner. Again, I believe I have a balance issue, a core strength issue, and could be extremely uncoordinated.
I wanted to know, what do you think my problem is, have you tried these drills, and what do you think?