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Improve Your Backstroke with the “Over Under Drill!”

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Sunday, February 1, 2015

Coley Stickels, a 14 time NCAA All-American with the University of Arizona, presents a drill that is sure to increase the effectiveness of the backstroke. The “Over Under Drill” creates power and speed for swimmers of all skill levels.

Over Under Drill

Drill Summary: Swimmers push off the wall on their back and begin with both hands at their hips. To start the drill, swimmers sneak the right arm up into a catch position. Then, swimmers make sure to get the elbow high, pivot the hips and pull their arm all the way down. After this is done, swimmers do a full stroke with their left hand, then repeat the process for the length of the pool.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Mega Drills for Backstroke.” View other world class Swimming & Diving videos!




Execute an Explosive Freestyle Finish!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Sunday, February 1, 2015

Ohio State University men’s swimming coach Bill Wadley shows how he teaches his swimmers to finish a freestyle sprint. Learn to finish strong courtesy of the Buckeye swimming program!

Freestyle Sprint Finish

Drill Summary: When approaching the wall, swimmers should hold their posture in line, keeping the head still and the stroke as big as possible out in front. Coach Wadley says swimmers should finish high and firm on the pad, and complete the race in  “opposite action position” (one arm up and one arm back).

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Ohio State Drills & Skills for Freestyle.” View other world class Swimming & Diving videos!




Utilize this Insightful Drill to Develop a Strong Backstroke Kick!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Thursday, January 1, 2015

Ohio State Head Men’s Swimming Coach, Bill Wadley, and Ohio State Head Women’s Swimming Coach, Bill Dorenkott, show you a kicking drill called the “Super Man/Super Woman Back Flutter Kick.” The goal in this drill is to maintain a good streamline position while generating a strong kick with the core muscles.

Super Man/Super Woman Back Flutter Kick

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Ohio State Drills & Skills for Backstroke.” View other world class Swimming videos!




Learn Excellent Tips to Improve Your Backstroke Start!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Thursday, January 1, 2015

Former Auburn University Head Men’s and Women’s Swim Coach, Richard Quick, has swimmers demonstrate the proper form for the backstroke start. Learn tips on “coiling like a spring” and pulling up on the hand-bar to set the tension.

Backstroke Start

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Becoming a Champion Swimmer: Starts & Turns.” View other world class Swimming videos!




Learn the Proper Way to Perform a Butterfly Turn!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Thursday, January 1, 2015

3x Olympic Coach, David Marsh, discusses the proper way to perform a butterfly turn. There is also a demonstration in this segment that will show you the essential aspects involved in this turn such as the glide, the rotation, and the knee/full body dolphin kicks.

Butterfly Turn

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “David Marsh’s Next Wave Technique: Turns.” View other world class Swimming videos!




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