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Perfect Each Stroke with our New Mega Drills Swimming Series!

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

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

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

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

Mega Drills for Butteryfly

  • 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

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

 




Create More Propulsion and Speed in Your Backstroke!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, August 2, 2013

In this demonstration of the backstroke, Ian Pope, Australian National Team coach, stresses the technique for maximizing the power of the swimmer’s backstroke kick by showing the importance of both kicking up and kicking down to generate propulsion. This drill is designed to strengthen the backstroke kick. Some of the best backstrokers have a great kick!

It is important for athletes to keep their legs and toes extended.

Watch and learn more valuable tips from an additional clip of Ian Pope’s Swimming Down Under: Backstroke.  See other high quality Backstroke Videos in our massive Swimming DVD collection!




Must Have Body Positioning Drill featuring a World Champion!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Thursday, August 30, 2012

Take a look at an exercise featuring World Championship swimmer, Margaret Hoelzer, and 3x Olympic Swimming Coach, David Marsh.  Coach Marsh will describe to you how important it is to establish proper body positioning.  Learning to move the extremities from a sound body position with rotation enables a fluid movement and stroke.  Don’t force anything when you move your hand and arm in unison with your hips.  The drill in this clip focuses on rotation and core body positioning.

Tips: Make sure to find an ideal position that you are comfortable with when performing this drill.  You will not use your arms in this exercise.

 

Watch an additional clip from the product page of  “Gettin’ Better with David Marsh: Tips, Drills & Skills for Faster Backstroke.”  Also, check out more world class David Marsh DVDs and other instructional Backstroke Swimming DVDs!




Exclusive Backstroke Racing Techniques from an NCAA All-American!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Thursday, August 30, 2012

Here is a video that begins with demonstration of the backstroke at racing speed by NCAA All-American, Doug Van Wie. During Van Wie’ s demonstration 8x NCAA Coach of the Year, David Marsh, provides insightful tips.  It is important to be as efficient as possible while using a great amount of effort.   Start by focusing on being efficient then add more pace until you find a good balance for your backstroke.   In order to  increase acceleration it is important to push the water by your hip and really drive your hand into the water.

Tips: Use your energy wisely by using you core to help set the tempo.  Do not use your legs too much, too early in the race, save enough for a late race push toward the front!

 

Watch an additional clip from the product page of  “Gettin’ Better with David Marsh: Tips, Drills & Skills for Faster Backstroke.”  Also, check out more world class David Marsh DVDs and other instructional Backstroke Swimming DVDs!




Learn to Improve Your Backstroke Form with a 3x U.S. Olympic Coach!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Thursday, August 30, 2012

Here we have backstroke instruction from 2012 US Olympic Swim Team Assistant Coach, David Marsh.  During his college coaching career he was a 8 X NCAA Coach of the Year and 12 X NCAA Champion at Auburn.  Listen to an overview of all the various aspects of the backstroke.  You will learn concepts and drills from Coach Marsh that will allow for improved times on your backstroke.

 

Swimming a successful backstroke requires the swimmer to have a clear understanding of the key components of the stroke.  You will see a breakdown on various parts of the backstroke.  Coach Marsh has always told his swimmers to swim “tall,” which is done by lengthening the neck and the spine.  To maximize speed it is key to maintain a straight line down through your spine and keep your chin back slightly.   One other factor is the importance of a steady, flowing kick while keeping your feet inside your hip line.

Tips:  As your hand leaves the water, lead with your thumb, and as your hand re-enters the water, lead with your pinky finger.  Also, make sure your hand re-enters in-line with the body and above your shoulders.

 

Watch an additional clip from the product page of  “Gettin’ Better with David Marsh: Tips, Drills & Skills for Faster Backstroke.”  Also, check out more world class David Marsh DVDs and other instructional Backstroke Swimming DVDs!




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