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In this presentation Ian Pope, Australian Olympic coach, describes the “arm power zone” and proper body rotation to bring the body toward the hand. Also, watch to see how the swimmer can utilize the “one arm press” to engage the under arm and lats to supply more muscle into the stroke.
Make sure your arm is in front of the chest during the catch phase of the backstroke. Timing is crucial for the most power.
Watch and learn stroke and dryland training from Coley Stickel, who has experience coaching collegiate and olympic level athletes. Every swimmer on your team can benefit from the instruction and demonstration presented in these 5 new Swimming videos. Check out details on each product below:
Gain speed in your freestyle with instruction from Jack Bauerle, University of Georgia Head men’s and women’s swim coach. The former U.S. Olympic coach teaches the concept of the “push finish” at the end of the freestyle stroke to gain a final surge of speed before the recovery phase.
Make sure to finish the stroke with a high elbow.
In this segment, American Swimming Coaches Association Technical Director, Guy Edson describes Age Group practice planning and what levels of swimmers should be placed in specific groups. This will give your swimmers the opportunity to maximize their potential by developing skills relevant to their ability level.
The differences between age group swimmers and senior swimmers, stressing that workouts for age group swimmers have to emphasize what he calls “components” as the building blocks — and not “yardage.”
Coach Edson explains what the difference is between planning and coaching high school swimming and age group swimming.
Watch and learn more valuable tips from an additional clip of Season Planning, Writing and Running Age Group Workouts. See other high quality Practice Development Videos in our massive Swimming DVD collection!
Breaststroke requires the most streamlining of all the strokes and you see it performed by a former world record holder. This video is accompanied by insight from 2X NCAA Championship Coach, Frank Busch, as he emphasizes an excellent “4-2-1 streamlining drill” to set the most efficient body position along with the glide and the proper stroke timing. This is a great drill for swimmers of all ages and levels, especially beginners.
Keeping a tight streamline will allow you to maintain speed as your head goes between your arms.