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Take a look at some great advice about winter break training from Mark Onstott, Head Swimming Coach at New Trier High School. He’s also coached in a variety of different venues as well. It deals with training phases, strategies, workout ideas, team core beliefs and team goals. Get a thorough discussion of a strong program in this lecture style presentation.
In this partial clip of the team’s Phase 3, Coach Onstott discusses what is done during their winter break – increasing yardage and intensity of various activities. He also discusses the team goals during this phase.
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Richard Quick was a legendary coach at Stanford University. He was the Olympic Coach and NCAA Coach of the Year on numerous occasions. He led a number of different universities to NCAA Team Championships. Watch and see how core swimming posture will certainly improve your ability to swim every stroke more efficiently and effectively.
Coach Quick explains a dry-land drill to improve swimming posture and reduce drag in the water. Relatively simple to perform, the drill could be done at home during a commercial or at the side of the pool prior to practice to reinforce good swimming posture.
Take a look at an additional clip from Posture, Line and Balance: The Foundation of Championship Winning Swimming. See other beneficial Richard Quick DVDs in our massive Swimming DVD collection!
Former four year All-American, Rick Demont, discusses the key elements of the freestyle flip turn. You will learn how to carry momentum into the wall and out of the wall. These tips will allow your swimmers to make their turns as quick and efficient as possible.
The keys to carrying momentum into the wall is maintaining the kick all the way to the wall and pull position into the turn with an armstroke. The head position and the line that the feet travel in the flip turn are additional key points that Coach Demont discusses.
Discover two different flip turn drills from 3x Olympic Coach, Rick Demont. These drills will make sure you are ready to turn in any situation. Lower your times with a well developed turn in your next meet!
The Jump Turn and Breakout emphasizes speed in the flip and carrying speed through the turn. While the Scull to Turn Drill forces the swimmer to keep the kick active into the turn.
Get excellent instruction from University of Arizona Associate Head Coach, Rick Demont. He is in his 24th season at Arizona and knows the keys to a high quality freestyle turn. See demonstration from multiple collegiate swimmers, which accompanies Coach Demont’s advice perfectly.
Kicking as long as possible into the wall is an important aspect of a good turn. You can use flutter kicks or dolphin kicks.