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Coach A then introduced the following drill for this week's practice assignment: start a progressive from a forward swizzle--sort of a cross and tuck. Basically, one does the swizzle and while keeping both skates on the ice, one slides the progressing skate forward (think two foot glide) and in front of the skating foot, and at the same time tucks the skating foot back and to the outside for the extention. At first this felt very precarious and she had me to try it at the boards. Before the lesson time was up, I was able to do this drill on the circle. Counterclockwise currently feels steadier than clockwise but with practice that should sort itself out. I must remember to keep a bit of space between my two feet so to avoid clacking the blades together!