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In this segment, Guy Edson describes how to group your swimmers properly to create a practice that maintains a high level of enthusiasm. This will provide flexibility while instilling a workout discipline that allows swimmers to create and accomplish their own exercises.
Coach Edson’s techniques mirror the exceptionally successful coaching and teaching style of John Wooden, renowned former basketball coach of UCLA.
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In this unique drill to teach the importance of “flat streamlining”, the proper movement and body alignment are emphasized here. The swimmer utilizes the technique of “upside-down underwater” breaststroke swimming with tips from 2012 U.S. Olympic Team Assistant Coach, Frank Busch.
Using the techniques presented will increase your distance per stroke.
Ian Pope explains the proper technique for the “underwater fly kick” off the start and turns including whole-body movement, snap of the tail, head in-line with spine and a vertical kicking drill. This is an excellent video showing Ian Pope’s instructional techniques for coaching both elite swimmers and age groupers.
The “fifth stroke” is most effective in the backstroke and you will learn how it can add propulsion.
In this exceptional video, Richard Quick, one of the world’s most successful coaches at Stanford, Texas and Auburn, utilizes his analysis of which techniques lead to fast swimming. You will get a look at a demonstration that puts Coach Quick’s principles into practice by showing the proper form for the palm pressure, arm push, snap into line and maintaining abs posture.
This backstroke start from the gutter is a little more difficult, but it will really help improve your posture.
12X NCAA Championship Coach, Richard Quick, starts this video with explanation on the starting block. Listen to discussion of the importance of correct posture, sight line, knee placement, and roll.
Remember to pick a hole in the water to aim for and make sure to dive down to the bottom of the pool.