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Perform more efficient turns during your freestyle race with this drill featuring Ohio State Head Women’s Swimming Coach, Bill Dorenkott. The ‘One Turn Drill’ helps you work on a more streamline position when leaving the wall.
Breakout with your face first and not your fingertips “to ensure minimum resistance and keep the body in a nice horizontal plane” In the turn, pin both elbows next to the body with palms down, and then use the hands to assist in tumbling over quicker. With elbows still tight to the body, the hands extend forward into a strong streamline for the push off.
Frank Busch knows what it takes to develop a world class butterfly swimmer as a 3 x NCAA Coach of the Year. Watch and learn as Coach Busch utilizes his coaching expertise to outline teaching tips for the Butterfly.
Former Iowa State University Swimming Head Coach, Trip Hedrick, shares with you a ‘Roll In Dive’ drill that he has his swimmers demonstrate. This is the introductory drill Coach Hedrick uses to teach swimmers great start technique.
Coach Hedrick’s system can easily be implemented with large groups of swimmers with diverse ability levels.
Legendary swimming coach, Richard Quick, and Auburn Swimming Head Coach, Brett Hawke, share their tools to build a faster sprint freestyle turn. Coaches Quick and Hawke discuss the sprint Freestyle approach/transition to the turn and the importance of increasing speed into the wall.
Be sure to stay submerged and do not rise up when entering the turn phase of your freestyle race.
The Butterfly tips in this clip are taught by Frank Busch, current US National Team Director. Coach Busch will give you an overview of Butterfly emphasizing the body position, catch, finish, kick and the body line.
It is important to keep the body line as flat as possible.