By now we’re all familiar with the benefits of Early Vertical Forearm (EVF) in our freestyle swimming.  It will make you more efficient and faster over triathlon distances, while reducing the risk of shoulder injury.

Check out the elegant swimming of Olympian Andi Murez, who demonstrates ideal EVF and linear power production.  Her elbows are the widest part of her stroke and – with slightly diagonal forearms to move the most water possible – her hands are just inside of the elbows.

As Glenn Mills of GoSwim.TV says, “it’s almost like you’re giving the water a hug.”

Want more?  Read the full post and watch the video to get more details and drills on how to master this important technique.