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Practice the Approach with a Submerging Drill!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Monday, February 1, 2016

A key aspect of the turn is the approach that the swimmer takes leading up to the wall. University of Tennessee head swimming & diving coach, Matt Kredich, and assistant coach, Bill Boomer, present a drill that uses the lane line to practice the skill of submerging, which is the initiation of the rotation.


Drill Summary: Swimmers begin on the side of the pool  and push off toward the nearest lane line. As they approach the lane line, they should be at a depth that allows the lane line pieces to gently roll down their backs as they go under. Once into the adjacent lane, swimmers exhale into a human ball and drop to the bottom of the pool. Finally, the rep is completed by crawling back (not swimming) to the wall.

This drill works on slightly depressing the upper body below the water to double-cut the water, a technique that Coach Kredich says leads to the ability to slide through the water easier.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Blueprint for Turns and Starts.” Browse through other Swimming & Diving videos online at!

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Work on Your Approach and Turns for the Freestyle!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Tuesday, July 1, 2014

In this segment, legendary swimming coach Richard Quick provides you with a drill that helps swimmers practice their approach into the actual turn/somersault, and practice multiple tight spin turns throughout the entire 25.

Freestyle Approach & Turn

You will see a demonstration of a 3-hand hit freestyle swim followed by a somersault and continuing right back into 3 more hand hits of freestyle and another somersault.

Watch and learn more from this Championship Productions’ DVD “Faster Fast Sprint Freestyle Turns & Transitions.” View other world class Swimming videos!

Unique Approach Drill to Develop Stronger Attackers!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, January 10, 2014

University of Louisville Head Coach, Anne Kordes, shows you a unique approach drill in this clip. Players will approach the ball, swing and miss, then head the ball over the net. This allows your athletes to work on their full approach.

Full Approach Exercise

CHECK OUT more valuable insight from an additional clip of “Attacking Fundamentals for Volleyball.” VIEW other world class Attacking videos in our massive Volleyball library!

Approach Drills for Clearing the Hurdles Properly!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, September 20, 2013

An expert in teaching the hurdles, Doug Case, gives you some approach drills to prepare your runners for the first hurdle. This will help your athletes judge the proper distance to jump the initial hurdle.

The “stand up” call will train your athletes to look up and be ready to lift over the first hurdle. Also, it is important to note that a tall hurdler should launch closer to the hurdle than a shorter hurdler.

Gain more insight and an additional video clip from, Arkansas Track and Field Presents Common Errors and Corrections Men’s Hurdles. Discover other great Arkansas Track and Field Series videos apart of our large Track & Field DVD collection!


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