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See the Three Phases of the Breakout from a 4x Olympic Medalist!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, April 1, 2014

Great sprinters place great emphasis on the minor details which can make a big difference in a race. Kara Lynn Joyce, 4x Olympic Silver Medalist, does a great job explaining and demonstrating all three phases of the breakout here in this video.

Full Breakout

The three phases to an excellent full breakout are: a good push off the wall, tight streamline, and an explosive kick and pull.

CHECK OUT more valuable insight from “Sprint Freestyle with Kara Lynn Joyce and Jimmy Feigen.” VIEW other world class Freestyle videos in our massive Swimming library!




Train Like an Olympian with this Backstroke Instruction!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014

Get a rare look at what it’s like to train like an Olympian! Six time Olympic Medalist, Matt Grevers, goes over his favorite drill called the ‘Double Arm Backstroke.’ This exercise helps you work on your hand positioning and pull.

Double Arm Backstroke

Use a normal flutter kick throughout this drill. Your hands will exit the water leading with your thumbs, and enter the water leading with your pinky fingers. Make sure that your hands during the pull are about 6-8 inches below the surface.

CHECK OUT more valuable insight from “Backstroke with Matt Grevers.” VIEW other world class Backstroke videos in our massive Swimming library!




Breaststroke Kick Tips from a 2x Olympic Gold Medalist!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014

Here is your chance to learn tips from 2x Olympic Gold Medalist, Mark Gangloff! He will show you how to determine and develop the speed of your breaststroke kick. This is an intense exercise that gets your feet moving quickly and can be used as a warm-up to get you ready for a race.

Piston Kick

Move your feet as fast as you can throughout the drill. Your heels will come in and out of the water.

CHECK OUT more valuable insight from “Breaststroke with Mark Gangloff.” VIEW other world class Breaststroke videos in our massive Swimming library!




Develop a Powerful Start by Strengthening Your Legs!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014

14x NCAA All American at the University of Arizona, Coley Stickels, has experience training swimmers of all levels. Here you will learn an exercise that builds a powerful start by strengthening the lead leg and generating explosive motion off the block.

Jungle Gym Track Start Exercise

The athlete holds the handles of the overhead straps at his or her side and takes the track start position. Then the athlete drives forward from the forward leg and swings the trailing leg through and kicks the knee up to the chest while the straps restrain the forward motion and transfer the energy released toward an upward trajectory.

CHECK OUT more valuable insight from “Mega Drills for Dryland Training.” VIEW other world class Dryland Training videos in our massive Swimming library!




Utilize Your Kick & Core Strength for a Better Freestyle Turn!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014

Bill Dorenkott, Ohio State Head Women’s Swimming Coach has won multiple Big Ten Championships and shows you how to perform a world class freestyle turn.  The keys are to hold streamline on your back for a count of three and then utilize the swimmer’s kick, hips & core strength to transition to kicking on the side position.

The Two Drill

Also, “opening the back door,” be sure to maintain the feet shoulder width apart coming over and setting on the wall – do not bring the feet together.

CHECK OUT more valuable insight from “Ohio State Drills & Skills for All Turns.” VIEW other world class Turn videos in our massive Swimming library!




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