Originally Posted by Zenturtle
A lot more interesting fresh footage there
Falling into the right arm catch to get propulsion without actively engaging arm muscles. Never have seen this demonstrated so well. Super setup of the leg at the front of catch and a kick at the back...Man this looks brilliant!
Ledecky also uses this technique a bit.
Wow, I like this stroke! Also similar to Laure Manadou's catch:
And David Davies' as well. Not sure about actively engaging arm muscles or not and whether this stroke is safe for the shoulder (it's easy to go outside the shoulders plane if you don't retract the scapulas enough), but for sure it's an excellent anchor.