Exercise 1. Stretching Through Your Core
Exercise 2. Squeezing Your Butt Muscles
Exercise 3. The YTWL and Swimming Proud!
Your Scapula are your shoulder blades. The shoulder blades connect your humerus (upper most arm bone) to your collar bone.
Scapula retraction is the action of pulling your shoulder blades together, bringing them towards your spine. This is important in swimming because it stabilises your arm attachment to the body and strengthens your upper core.
When you stand up tall and proud, your scapula retracts to pull your shoulders back. Engage these muscles when you swim and you will develop more power from your stroke.