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Develop Quicker, More Efficient Turns for Your Freestyle!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, January 3, 2014

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.

Freestyle Turn Transition

Be sure to stay submerged and do not rise up when entering the turn phase of your freestyle race.

CHECK OUT more valuable insight from an additional clip of “Faster Fast Sprint Freestyle Turns & Transitions.” VIEW other world class Turns videos in our massive Swimming library!




Create More Powerful Starts and Turns with these Barbell Lifts!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, June 28, 2013

Bryan Karkoska has over 13 years of experience in training top level swimmers at Auburn University. Take a look at this barbell training series which will help you develop a strong start and turn. It is also important for coaches to teach their swimmers these lifts properly.

Coach Karkoska also makes a few adjustments on the jump shrug lift to develop greater swimming specificity in the movement.

Watch and learn more valuable tips from an additional clip of the Faster Fast Sprint Freestyle Training for Explosive Speed & Power.  See other high quality Swimming Strength & Conditioning DVDs in our massive Swimming DVD collection!




Strength & Conditioning Exercises to Create Well-Rounded Swimmers!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, March 1, 2013

Check out detailed training instruction from Bryan Karkoska, Strength and Conditioning Coach at Auburn University. Brett Hawke is the Auburn Sprint Coach. Both have coached alongside legendary swimming coach, Richard Quick!  There are a number of drills here, which will help the athlete who desires to perform at their best, every meet.

Bryan explains a number of moves incorporating a medicine ball to build core strength. Adding the rotations as seen in the final move in this sequence mimics the movements and strength needed for swimming as opposed to the typical forward moves seen performed in a typical gym.

Bryan explains how the moves in this section aren’t necessarily going for strength, but focusing on speed and power. A few variations of the push-up are performed in this sequence. There are also a number of more advanced moves following this sequence.

Coach Hawke displays a fun partner drill where two swimmers battle it out in the pool using an inexpensive piece of equipment. This stick resistance drill is sure to be more fun for your swimmers than the usual yardage with a kickboard!

Take a look at an additional clip from Faster Fast Sprint Freestyle Training for Explosive Speed & Power.  See other beneficial Strength & Conditioning DVDs in our massive Swimming DVD collection!




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