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A Key Exercise in Keeping Your Shoulders Healthy and Stable!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Monday, September 1, 2014

Larry Stoegbauer, assistant coach for one of the most successful high school swim programs in the United States, shares a great exercise called the Hanging Row.  This exercise will help make your swimmers faster as well as keep their shoulders healthy and stable.

 Hanging Row

 

This video came from Championship Productions’ DVD, High School Coaching Academy: Dryland Training Program.  To view more swimming videos from America’s top coaches and swimmers, click here.

 


Filed in Swimming & Diving


Improve Your Freestyle with the Tarzan Drill!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Monday, September 1, 2014

Four-time Olympic Silver Medalist, Kara Lynn Joyce, shares the Tarzan Drill as it incorporates key parts of the freestyle stroke.  It’s a difficult drill that focuses on three components: chin on surface of the water, high elbow catch, strong kick & tight core.

Tarzan Drill

 

This video came from Championship Productions’ DVD, Sprint Freestyle with Kara Lynn Joyce and Jimmy Feigen.  To view more swimming videos from America’s top coaches and swimmers, click here.

 


Filed in Swimming & Diving


Improve Sprint Freestyle Starts with two Olympic Medalists!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Friday, August 1, 2014

Olympians, Kara Lynn Joyce and Jimmy Feigen, emphasize the importance of a great freestyle sprint start. This drill focuses on the main points of a freestyle start to improve freestyle sprints.

Sprint Freestyle Start

In this segment, Kara reviews the main points of a sprint start: track start, toes curled over the edge, legs shoulder width apart, be on the ball of your foot, grip front of the blocks and tension in your arms. When the signal is given, start with a strong pull on the arms followed by an explosive leg push-off. The body should be streamlined before entering the water.

Watch and learn more from Championship Productions’ DVD “Sprint Freestyle with Kara Lynn Joyce and Jimmy Feigen.” View other world class Swimming videos!




Learn How to Improve Your 200 IM!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Friday, August 1, 2014

2012 US Olympic Team Assistant Coach, David Marsh, discusses race strategies for his 200 IM short course swimmers. He teaches the strategies and stroke tempo to improve the 200 IM.

200 IM

Watch and learn more from Championship Productions’ DVD “Swimming Faster the Auburn Way:Training and Race Strategies for the Individual Medley.” View other world class Swimming videos!




Use the Breakout Drill to Improve Your Freestyle!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Friday, August 1, 2014

14x NCAA All-American with University of Arizona, Coley Stickels, teaches the Breakout Drill to ensure extension and streamline during freestyle. Learn key concepts to train the non-pulling arm to stay “velcroed” to the head to improve your freestyle.

Breakout Drill

In this drill, the swimmer pushes off the wall in a streamline position and takes 3 dolphin kicks. This is followed by immediate fast flutter kicking as the pulling arm goes through the high elbow pull and holds this position with the pulling arm now trailing and the lead arm still stretched out in front for a count of 3 full seconds.

Watch and learn more from Championship Productions’ DVD “Mega Drills for Freestyle.” View other world class Swimming videos!




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