Looks very good. The main thing I notice is your arms seem to cross the center line on entry, at least on the first length. That gives a little bit of a wobble to your stroke. Your hand should enter the water about 4-6 inches from the vertical center line of your body. When you pull the hand should stay on that line through the full pull then.
Try and lock your head in a position where the water hits about an inch or 2 above your hair line. So you are looking down at the bottom/slightly forward. Doing that will keep the rest of your body in line. I think that’s why you kind of went off course instead of staying on a straight line. When you breathe your head should simply turn to the side.
Not sure if you realize but your doing a breast stroke pull out each time you push off the wall. That’s not something you do in freestyle but if you aren’t going to compete its up to you. The only issue would be that you may have trouble doing a lot of laps consecutively starting each length with that.
If you’re going for speed then you’ll probably do better using a butterfly/dolphin kick after pushing off. It also looks like you’re going quite deep after pushing off which means you’re having to wait to come back to the surface before you can start your stroke. If you aim to be a bit closer to the surface you can start your stroke with a bit more forward momentum from your push off. I’d also recommend keeping your arms pointed in front of you until you can take your first stroke too as it’ll let you go straight from the push off & kick into the full stroke and you can use the tilt of your hands to help control your depths during the glide
In terms of your stroke, it all looks pretty good but you might benefit from some exercises to raise your elbows a bit higher. A good one is to pull your thumb up your side until you reach your armpit before your arm goes forward and enters the water again. Trying to breath on odd numbered strokes (every 3 is often good) will help stop you pulling to one side as much too. It’s not much at the moment but it’s a good habit to get into if you’re comfortable with the rhythm of it
All of this is just to tidy up your stroke a bit, it looks like your fundamentals are all pretty good already
A couple of things I noticed:
1. You are doing a breaststroke start rather than a freestyle start when you push off the wall. Traditionally, you would move from the push off to the stroke by pulling with one arm, breathing on that side, and then doing the first stroke with the arm that pulled.
2. Your side-to-side rotation is a little limited, especially to your left because you only breathe on your right side. Breathing on one side is not necessarily a problem, but you should rotate your body a little more to both sides to make it easier to reach your arms forward at the start of each stroke.
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