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Swimming Down Under with Ian Pope (Olympic Head Coach)!

By mike.oconnell - Last updated: Wednesday, April 27, 2011 - Leave a Comment

Check out the new Swimming Down Under series featuring Ian Pope! Pope is the Melbourne Vicentre Swimming Club Head Coach and has been an Australian Olympic and National Team Coach since the 2000 Olympics.  Pope has been named “Victorian Swimming Coach of the Year” nine times since 1998.  Ian was awarded the 2006 “Vicsport Coach of the Year” across all sports as well as the 2003 & 2004 “Australian Swimming Teachers and Coaches Association National Swimming Coach of the Year.”

Ian Pope’s Swimming Down Under: Freestyle

  • Presentation compares distance and sprint freestyle
  • Demonstration and video breakdown of Olympians Grant Hackett and Matt Targett
  • Includes start and turn instruction
  • Added feature: coaching young freestylers!

Ian Pope’s Swimming Down Under: Backstroke

  • Drills to groove a great feel for the stroke
  • Train your swimmers to enter and catch in the “power zone”
  • Includes a segment on coaching young backstrokers

Ian Pope’s Swimming Down Under: Breaststroke

  • Over 35 drills to enhance breaststroke performance
  • Learn the key components for swimming great breaststroke
  • Includes start and turn instruction
  • Includes a segment on coaching breaststroke with younger swimmers

Ian Pope’s Swimming Down Under: Butterfly

  • Get complete instruction for swimming a faster butterfly
  • Butterfly-specific start and turn instruction included
  • Includes segment for coaching younger butterflyers
  • features stroke demonstration by World Record Butterflyer Marieke Guerher

“Finally – a complete series that features one of the world’s most progressive leaders in swimming technique.  The attention to detail that Pope provides is incredible.  Not only am I able to apply the drills and techniques with my advanced swimmers, but I really enjoyed the segments that focused on teaching to the less experienced swimmers.”

– Aaron W. (High School & Club Swim Coach)

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