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Improve Your Breaststroke with the Triple Threat Drill

By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Coley Stickels, 14x NCAA All-American with the University of Arizona, presents the Triple Threat Drill. This drill focuses on increasing hand speed and working on the timing and rhythm of your stroke.

Triple Threat Drill

The Triple Threat Drill starts off with the athlete pushing off the wall with a flutter kick and breaststroke arms. The head is to be above the water for the first three strokes, with the athlete continuing to flutter kick. Next the athlete goes into normal breathing breaststroke for three strokes. Coach Stickels emphasizes to maintain your tempo throughout the drill with the flutter kick.

This video came from Championship Productions’ DVD, Mega Drills for Breaststroke .  To view more swimming videos from America’s top coaches and swimmers, click here.




Learn How to Finish Your Backstroke!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Ray Looze, Indiana University Head Women’s Swim Coach and the Coach of 5 Big Ten Championships, presents a great demonstration of a Backstroke finish with two of his All-American athletes.  The common element in a great finish is to continue kicking until you reach the wall.

The Backstroke Finish

The first athlete finishes with a dolphin kick on her last stroke into the wall. This allows an athlete to get one more push for the wall and can mean the difference between taking first or second. The second athlete continues to flutter kick all the way to the wall. Coach Looze explains that one of the common errors in finishing is not keeping your kick going all the way until you actually touch the wall.

This video came from Championship Productions’ DVD, Start to Finish Backstroke.  To view more swimming videos from America’s top coaches and swimmers, click here.




Utilize the “Double Look Drill” to Improve Your Freestyle!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Monday, September 1, 2014

14x NCAA All-American, Coley Stickels, presents the Double Look Drill to reinforce the habit of breathing fast with the proper timing and rhythm in the freestyle stroke. The swimmer pushes off the wall and with the pulling arm extended out in front, rotates the head while positioned against the bicep for two quick breaths making sure that the second breath is completed and the head returned to facing downward before the recovery hand enters the water.

Double Look Drill

This video came from Championship Productions’ DVD, Mega Drills for Freestyle.  To view more swimming videos from America’s top coaches and swimmers, click here.




A Key Exercise in Keeping Your Shoulders Healthy and Stable

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Monday, September 1, 2014

Larry Stoegbauer, assistant coach for one of the most successful high school swim programs in the United States, shares a great exercise called the Hanging Row.  This exercise will help make your swimmers faster as well as keep their shoulders healthy and stable.

Hanging Row

This video came from Championship Productions’ DVD, High School Coaching Academy: Dryland Training Program.  To view more swimming videos from America’s top coaches and swimmers, click here.

 




Improve Your Freestyle with the Tarzan Drill!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Monday, September 1, 2014

Four-time Olympic Silver Medalist, Kara Lynn Joyce, shares the Tarzan Drill as it incorporates key parts of the freestyle stroke.  It’s a difficult drill that focuses on three components: chin on surface of the water, high elbow catch, strong kick & tight core.

Tarzan Drill

This video came from Championship Productions’ DVD, Sprint Freestyle with Kara Lynn Joyce and Jimmy Feigen.  To view more swimming videos from America’s top coaches and swimmers, click here.

 




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