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Swimming Faster The Auburn Way: Training & Race Strategies Series

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  • Look inside David Marsh's sprint system
  • The complete guide to training distance swimmers
  • Take the guesswork our of backstroke training
  • See proven training guides and race strategies for short axis strokes; fly and breast
  • Train to swim a faster IM
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Swimming Faster the Auburn Way: Training and Race Strategies for Sprint Freestyle

with David Marsh, 2012 US Olympic Team Assistant Coach
8 X NCAA Coach of the Year,
12 X NCAA Championships at Auburn;
3x Olympic Coach,
Head Coach, Mecklenburg Aquatic Club of North Carolina

Perhaps a more appropriate title for this particular video is "Auburn Sprint Secrets Revealed!" This instructional DVD offers a candid look at virtually every aspect of the Auburn Sprinting Program. In Part 1, David Marsh lays out a seasonal plan for his sprint program. Details of the plan include both in the pool training, dryland, and weights and a look at a typical training weekly plan. As in all of the sections of this DVD, you will witness Coach Marsh's unique understanding of the nuances of the sprinter themselves and you will also see how Marsh capitalizes upon those nuances by building them into his program. In Part 2: Marsh shares how he would implement his sprint program into a training plan for a 12-14 week high school season. In Part 3, "Training Toys", Marsh shares the equipment he likes to utilize in training his sprinters. Part 4 is truly a unique segment of this video - Marsh begins this segment with the basics of power rack training. Then, Marsh's unique creativity takes you through several competitive games he has created to train essential race components including finish drills, turn competitions, three person drag races, tag games, and more! This unique look into "sprint training the Auburn way" will most certainly assist a coach in creating faster swimmers.

55 minutes. 2004.

Swimming Faster the Auburn Way:Training and Race Strategies for Middle Distance and Distance

with Ralph Crocker, former Auburn Assistant Coach;
distance specialist, former Pine Crest School and Greater Pensacola Aquatic Club Head Coach

Coach Ralph Crocker has experienced success at every level of the sport! As an assistant at Auburn, Coach Crocker has extensive experience working with all groups, but primarily the distance group, or as they fondly call it, "Ralph's House of Pain". In this instructional DVD, Crocker shares the training and race strategies for the 400 and up. In the training portion of the presentation, Crocker begins with "Distance Training Basics" that reflect his overall success and experience that he incorporates into training his Auburn training group. He also shares a season-long training plan and strategy that includes strategies for a shorter high school season, weekly training plans, and workout construction. Crocker also devotes a segment to pre-meet warm up discussing the importance of the pre-meet warm up, structuring a proper meet warm-up along with specific examples. Sharing Coach Marsh's affinity for "training toys", Crocker shares the training toys he specifically uses for his distance swimmers. In the final segment of the video, Crocker shares race strategies for distance events.

52 minutes. 2004.

Swimming Faster the Auburn Way: Training and Race Strategies for Backstroke

with Kim Brackin,
University of Texas Head Women's Swimming Coach;
former Auburn University associate head coach

Kim Brackin begins this video by sharing the five phases of a season she uses with her backstrokers. Throughout the training phases, Brackin relates how a shorter high school season would fit into the seasonal plan she shares.

  • Phase 1: Aerobic Phase. Focus areas include a dryland circuit out of the water and in the water and aerobic swimming incorporating technique work.
  • Phase 2: Aerobic Overload, focuses on increasing the aerobic intensity and bringing in an emphasis on racing tempo.
  • Phase 3: Quality Training, Brackin transitions her backstrokers into more quality work and adds a focus to race intensity training. Brackin also touches on gender differences in the training phases.
  • Phase 4 brings in a lot of quality work with more race-specific focus. Also, race-specific skills are fine-tuned in this phase in preparation for ...
  • Phase 5, the taper phase.
  • Coach Brackin then shares what she calls "season long essentials" that serve as a great reminder to a coach that there are several aspects of training and skill development that need to be honed throughout the entire season. In keeping with Coach Marsh's love of training toys, Brackin next shares the training devices she incorporates into backstroke training. In the final section, Brackin details race strategies for the 50, 100, and 200 backstroke events for both short and long course.

    48 minutes. 2004.

    Swimming Faster the Auburn Way: Training and Race Strategies for Breaststroke and Butterfly

    with David Marsh, 2012 US Olympic Team Assistant Coach
    8 X NCAA Coach of the Year,
    12 X NCAA Championships at Auburn;
    3x Olympic Coach,
    Head Coach, Mecklenburg Aquatic Club of North Carolina
    and Dave Durden, Auburn assistant coach

    In this seven-part instructional DVD, David Marsh begins with an overall seasonal planning segment for training all mid distance strokers. Coach Marsh breaks down the season into early season, mid-season stage one, mid-season stage two and taper. Marsh shares training methodology for each of the segments and includes test sets that he likes to use during the specific phases. Marsh also includes dryland and strength training breakdowns for each of these seasonal segments as well as breaking out how he would implement these strategies in a shorter high school season. The rest of the video features include:

    • Part 2: Breaststroke Specific Training Strategies - how breaststroke training fits into the overall seasonal plan.
    • Part 3: Breaststroke Training Toys - the variety of training equipment he utilizes with his breaststrokers.
    • Part 4: Race Strategies for Breaststroke - break down of the breaststroke races - short and long course.
    • Part 5: Butterfly Specific Training Strategies - break out of the fly-specific training as it relates to the seasonal phases.
    • Part 6: Training Toys for the Butterfly- Durden shares how a variety of devises fit into butterfly training at Auburn.
    • Part 7: Butterfly Race Strategies - Durden breaks down race specifics for both short and long course butterfly events.

    75 minutes. 2004.

    Swimming Faster the Auburn Way:Training and Race Strategies for the Individual Medley

    with David Marsh, 2012 US Olympic Team Assistant Coach
    8 X NCAA Coach of the Year,
    12 X NCAA Championships at Auburn;
    3x Olympic Coach,
    Head Coach, Mecklenburg Aquatic Club of North Carolina

    Coach David Marsh believes that the Individual Medley is the cornerstone of a successful program, and takes great pride in the Auburn tradition of successful individual medley swimming. Marsh begins with a breakdown of the seasonal training plan for the 200 and 400 IM which he develops from the taper back to the beginning of the season: early season, mid-season stage one, mid-season stage two, and the taper phase. Marsh details the differences in training for the 200 IMers and the 400 IMers and shares examples of sets that he feels are most appropriate for each of the training phases. Marsh's program emphasizes specific training sets that work on transitions and preparing the IMer for "big legs" to bring them home on the freestyle. Marsh also details strength training specifics through each of the training phases. He also breaks out a sample mid-season weekly training plan that gives an idea of how the Auburn IMers workout needs are met on a weekly basis. Next, Marsh details a phase-by-phase seasonal training plan that can be implemented into a shorter high school season. Marsh loves to use training devices for adding different stimuli for his swimmers and shares with you his favorite "toys" for training IMers. He shares detailed breakdowns of race strategies for the IM events for long and short course that include specific tips for effective stroke transitioning.

    51 minutes. 2004.


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