By nate.landas - Last updated: Thursday, May 1, 2014
Ohio State Head Men’s Swimming Coach, Bill Wadley, teaches youth swimmers techniques of the backstroke turn. They will learn to try to take a last breath before rolling over to their stomach to begin the turn. This drill emphasizes rolling over without pausing for that last breath, which will break up the necessary rhythm and speed of the turn.
Each athlete has to decide a direction they will turn by which side they feel more comfortable turning toward.
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By nate.landas - Last updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014
Get a rare look at what it’s like to train like an Olympian! Six time Olympic Medalist, Matt Grevers, goes over his favorite drill called the ‘Double Arm Backstroke.’ This exercise helps you work on your hand positioning and pull.
Double Arm Backstroke
Use a normal flutter kick throughout this drill. Your hands will exit the water leading with your thumbs, and enter the water leading with your pinky fingers. Make sure that your hands during the pull are about 6-8 inches below the surface.
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By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, November 29, 2013
In this insightful clip, Richard Quick, one of the world’s most successful coaches at Stanford, Texas and Auburn, utilizes his deep analysis of which techniques lead to fast swimming. Maximizing the backstroke start distance includes concepts on palm pressure, arm push, leg jump and hip snap.
Make sure you are in position to push against the bar as soon as the race starts.
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By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, August 30, 2013
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.
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By nate.landas - Last updated: Monday, August 5, 2013
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:
Mega Drills for Freestyle
- More than 20 drills and variation that enhance all critical areas of the freestyle
- See how to vary drill complexity from single focus to multi-dimensional
- Learn the latest techniques to enhance your swimmers’ feel for establishing a solid catch position
- See drills that reinforce balance while increasing stroke efficiency in the water
Mega Drills for Backstroke
- Over 18 drills and variations that reflect the most current techniques being used by world class backstrokers
- Learn multi-faceted drills that train multiple segments of the stroke simultaneously
- Better engage your backstrokers with fun new drills that require thinking and focus!
Mega Drills for Breaststroke
- Over 25 drills and variations that work on hand speed, proper body position and the timing of the stroke
- Learn techniques and drills that enhance the feel for water
- Improve timing and balance while increasing efficiency in the water
- New and creative drills that will challenge athletes to learn about their stroke through segment awareness
Mega Drills for Butterfly
- Learn more than 20 unique, fun, and creative drills for teaching an efficient butterfly stroke
- Learn drills for effectively training stroke timing, body positioning and balance
- Discover never-before-seen drills that challenge the athlete to learn about their own stroke through stroke segment awareness
Mega Drills for Dryland Training
- Over 50 dynamic dryland exercises to increase your team’s overall strength and explosiveness
- Learn how to create variations of traditional exercises that engage the core and increase athleticism
- Learn how to develop total body strength by incorporating total body movements with minimal equipment