When I swim, my upper half down to my hips/butt are near the surface of the water, the legs however are on a different axis and slant significantly downward. Friends say lift the legs but I don't know "how." I can't bring my legs up in superman pose on dry land so I think it's a core/lower back issue but I'm struggling to figure out a solution. On land, I can strengthen my lower back and practice lifting the legs (stomach side flutter kicks) but I don't know how to engage the muscles once in the water.
Anyone else successfully found a way to bring their legs up for a more streamlined position? What are the secrets to keeping the lower core engaged to raise the legs? Alternatively, any drills to know that I'm doing a better job at maintaining a streamline position?