2. Become aware of YOUR body positioning.
I remember watching in the 1996 Olympics a then 14-year-old Amanda Beard racing breaststroke in in a way you have never imagined a body to move. She was so high above the water, almost appearing going vertical with every stroke.
I also remember going to the pool and attempting moving my body just like she did. I couldn’t do it. I just couldn’t move my body in the same way. I had a great coach that saw my struggle and explained to me that my body is just that, mine! She helped me custom-fit my breaststroke to me. It helped, a lot.
By being aware of your own position in the water and knowing your own body, you will be able to create more efficiency and power with every stroke.