What set Auburn sprinters Fred Bousquet and Cesar Cielo--the two fastest sprinters in NCAA history--apart from their competition? It was their domination in turns and transitions. Coaches Quick and Hawke share with you the tools to build a faster fast sprint freestyle turn and transition focusing upon five areas of instruction: Approach, Summersault, Push-off, Streamline and Transition. Quick begins with training for the approach by teaching the skill of submerging. Moving to the summersault, Quick and Hawke present summersault techniques, reinforcing that the tighter the tuck, the faster the body can spin. Next, the coaches move to the wall for push-off drills and wall alignment strategies to maximize carrying the energy going into the wall through the push-off. Quick and Hawke then discuss and demonstrate skill set necessary for an effective transition from being an underwater swimmer on the push-off to a surface swimmer through the breakout stroke cycle.
36 minutes. 2008.
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