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Swimming Faster with David Marsh: The Strokes, Starts/Turns Series

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  • Swim a faster freestyle with this 12-Drill progression
  • Develop a fast tempo backstroke
  • Individualize your breaststroke instruction
  • Improve your Swimming & Diving coaching!
  • Increase start efficiency through athleticism
  • Drop time with faster turn techniques

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Swimming Faster 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

Fast freestyle has truly been the cornerstone of the emergence and continued dominance of Auburn Swimming. In this 4-part instructional DVD, David Marsh shares the swimming drills, skills, and techniques that have guided his Auburn swimmers to unparalleled success!

  • Part 1: Begins with a narrative review of the full stroke technique of former Auburn All-American Rada Owen followed by an on deck demonstration/discussion of the components of the freestyle.
  • Part 2: 12-drill progression to build the ideal freestyle beginning with establishing core body position and rotation. Marsh adds the arm movement through single arm drills with rotation. Marsh includes a segment of drills using a front snorkel to allow swimmers to focus on arm movement and rotation without having to add the skill of breathing. Part 2 also includes unique drills that help teach a "_ catch-up" stroke designed to achieve the goal of achieving a "high catch position."
  • Part 3: Marsh uses a telestrator to give a detailed breakdown of both an elite swimmer and a "mid-level" swimmer's freestyle stroke cycle.
  • Part 4: Recap section. The components necessary for swimming faster freestyle are reviewed. Incredible underwater and slow motion footage enhance this exceptional swimming DVD

38 minutes. 2004.

Swimming Faster Backstroke

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

Coach David Marsh begins this six-part video by offering a full stroke overview of the All-American backstroke technique of demonstrator, Bryce Hunt and follows, on deck, with a brief overview of the stroke components. In Part 2, Brackin energetically embarks upon 20 drills and variations in a progression to achieve backstroke perfection. Beginning with an on deck demonstration and discussion of how to set the ideal body position for backstroke, Brackin progresses into the water with body positioning and kicking drills. Next, Brackin progresses to arm movement through drills that teach proper recovery and hand placement. Brackin discusses and demonstrates how to gauge a swimmer's tempo and drills that train a backstroker to be able to achieve a desired race tempo (Part 3). Part 4 includes strategies for proper dolphin kickouts and stroke transition. In Part 5, Brackin reviews the aspects of the stroke that were reinforced by the drill progression. Marsh then reviews the full stroke narrating a descending set of 4 x 25's sharing key points to swimming faster backstroke. Using a telestrator (Part 6), Marsh breaks down a stroke cycle offering a highly informative view of what to look for in coaching backstroke.

57 minutes. 2004.

Swimming Faster Breaststroke

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 begins with a narrated full-stroke overview of the All-American technique of former Auburn great, Laura Swander. On deck, Coach Marsh then reviews the overall technique components for swimming faster breaststroke. Marsh breaks down the breaststroke kick sharing four specific drills for kick development and then progresses through 20 breaststroke drills/variations. Included in these drills are: breakdowns of the specifics for the pull phase of the stroke, timing of the stroke, drills that key upon keeping the stroke "focused forward," and drills for teaching and perfecting the pullout. Marsh reviews the stroke in its entirety and then follows with a segment: "Putting it All Together." In this segment, Marsh pulls all of the drill components into the full stroke as Swander swims a descending set of 4 x 25's from 200 pace to sprint pace while discussing the stoke aspects of each pace. Marsh concludes the DVD with a narrated telestrator breakdown analyzing a complete breaststroke stroke cycle. Throughout the video, underwater footage and slow motion replay combine to greatly enhance Marsh's exceptional instruction.

47 minutes. 2004.

Swimming Faster 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 Auburn Assistant Coach Dave Durden

In Part 1 of this exceptional six part video, Coach Marsh looks at the full butterfly stroke and follows with a brief on-deck teaching discussion of the components and timing of the stroke. In Part 2, Marsh calls upon Auburn Assistant Dave Durden who shares his creativity and butterfly expertise presenting seven sequential sculling drills that uniquely transition into a progression of five butterfly stroke drills utilizing a front snorkel. Next (Part 3), Coach Marsh proceeds with six additional fly drills progressively designed to teach a swimmer maximum efficiency with a focus on keeping balance forward. (Part 4) Durden shares three different drills that are regularly incorporated into the Auburn butterfly system. In Part 5, Marsh pulls the stroke components together and narrates full stroke demonstration through a descending set of 4 x 25's from a 200 pace down to an all-out sprint. Utilizing a telestrator (Part 6), Marsh takes you frame by frame through a complete stroke cycle with two different swimmers giving you a unique opportunity to look at the stroke dynamics through the artful eyes of David Marsh! This exceptional butterfly video is greatly enhanced with expert demonstration by former Auburn All-American butterflier Demerae Christianson, along with extraordinary underwater footage and slow motion segments throughout!

67 minutes. 2004.

Swimming Faster: Starts for all Strokes

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;
Kim Brackin,
University of Texas Head Women's Swimming Coach;
former Auburn University associate head coach;
and Bill Pilczuk; former Auburn assistant coach and All-American Sprinter

In this instructional DVD, David Marsh, Bill Pilczuk and Kim Brackin, share the tools to generate maximum speed from the start itself through the breakout. Beginning with the forward track start (Part 1), Pilczuk presents proper foot positioning on the block, weight distribution, balance, and body lean. In Part 2, Marsh and Pilczuk detail the importance of holding a strong and rigid line when the swimmer hits the water to increase acceleration. He includes a jump and a dive sequence, both designed to help develop agility and body position awareness. Pilczuk then combines the set up with the launch for practicing the full dive. (Part 3) Marsh discusses the importance of making "soft changes" in transitioning from the actual dive into the breakout. Pilczuk then puts the entire start together at full speed. He then discusses the importance of the pre-race start routine. Next, (Part 4) Marsh discusses the components of the exchange including the athleticism of the whole body launch for advanced relay take-offs and discusses the components for a beginning level exchange. Also discussed is the 50/50-split responsibility between the swimmer finishing and the swimmer taking off in the success of the exchange. In Part 5, Marsh introduces Kim Brackin who presents a progression paralleling the forward start sequence with set up, launching drills, and the full start, including strategies for the entry, kickout, and breakout. Brackin also shares other valuable tips for a successful backstroke start.

38 minutes. 2004.

Swimming Faster! Turns for all Strokes

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

Excellent, Six-part Video - Contents include:

  • Part 1: Detailed 12-drill progression. Included in this progression: push-offs, the spin, getting a breath, "unfolding" after the spin to get the body into an ideal streamline push-off position on the wall, and the full turn itself.
  • Part 2: Nine drill progression beginning mid-pool and progressing through a full turn and breakout.
  • Part 3: Marsh applies the freestyle progression to the backstroke including the approach, turn, push-off, and the kick-out.
  • Part 4: Using a telestrator, Marsh takes you through a detailed breakdown of a Breast, Fly, Back and Free turn.
  • Part 5: Marsh shares innovative techniques he has used to teach the turn as well as training innovations he has devised to incorporate turning drills in workout.
  • Part 6: Marsh's methodology and technique expertise on each of the IM turns including the back to breast crossover turn along with the traditional back to breast "open turn."

With expert demonstration provided by Auburn NCAA 200 IM Champion Lionel Moreau and underwater and slow motion footage of each skill, "this video is the swimming coach's encyclopedia for teaching turns"!

76 minutes. 2004.


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