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Get Two Kicking Drills for the Breaststroke!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, March 1, 2016

Ohio State University head women’s swimming coach, Bill Dorenkott, begins every drilling series with kicking drills. In this clip, he’ll show you the “Streamline Breaststroke Kick on the Back” and the “Superman Breaststroke Kick on the Back,” which both require great hip flexibility from swimmers.

Kicking Drills

Drill Summary: For the “Streamline Breaststroke Kick on the Back,” push off from the wall on your back in a streamline position (hands together, extended above your head). On each kick, bring your heels up to your rear and don’t bring your knees to your chest. The goal is to kick while keeping your knees just under the surface of the water. The same method is used for the “Superman Breaststroke Kick on the Back,” except your arms are slightly apart with your shoulders touching your ears. While kicking, keep your heels tucked in to avoid unnecessary drag.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Ohio State Drills & Skills for Breaststroke.” Browse through other Swimming & Diving videos online at!

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Develop an Efficient Butterfly Breakout!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Bill Dorenkott, Ohio State head women’s swimming coach, uses the “Forward Start with Butterfly Breakout Half Cycle Glide for Distance” drill to make sure his swimmers are being as efficient as possible on every butterfly start. This drill will increase explosiveness and allow swimmers to achieve maximum speed with minimum effort.

Forward Start with Butterfly Breakout Half Cycle Glide for Distance

Drill Summary: For this drill, the swimmer takes their mark and begins by executing a forward start. On their breakout, the swimmer focuses on maintaining momentum from their start in their first cycle. Once their first cycle is completed, the swimmer glides for as long as they can. The next progression of this drill is to increase to three cycles. When doing three cycles, it’s still important to allow the momentum of the start to carry the swimmer through their first cycle and a half so they can conserve energy for later in the race.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Ohio State Drills & Skills for All Starts.” View other world class Swimming & Diving videos!

Utilize this Insightful Drill to Develop a Strong Backstroke Kick!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Thursday, January 1, 2015

Ohio State Head Men’s Swimming Coach, Bill Wadley, and Ohio State Head Women’s Swimming Coach, Bill Dorenkott, show you a kicking drill called the “Super Man/Super Woman Back Flutter Kick.” The goal in this drill is to maintain a good streamline position while generating a strong kick with the core muscles.

Super Man/Super Woman Back Flutter Kick

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Ohio State Drills & Skills for Backstroke.” View other world class Swimming videos!

Swim a Faster Butterfly with the Underwater Dolphin Kick

By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Bill Wadley and Bill Dorenkott, Ohio State Head Men’s and Women’s Swimming Coaches, have coached 118 NCAA Champions.  In this video, they present the Underwater Dolphin Kick Drill that will improve your times.

Underwater Dolphin Kick

When doing the Underwater Dolphin, it is important that you have a tight body line and keep your body in one plane of water. Coach Wadley instructs to keep the hands, head, hip and heels all in one line and make sure to snap the kick from the core. The goal is to keep the chest and head still, so the kick comes from the rib cage down.

This video came from Championship Productions’ DVD, Ohio State Drills & Skills for Butterfly.  To view more swimming videos from America’s top coaches and swimmers, click here.

Utilize Your Kick & Core Strength for a Better Freestyle Turn!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014

Bill Dorenkott, Ohio State Head Women’s Swimming Coach has won multiple Big Ten Championships and shows you how to perform a world class freestyle turn.  The keys are to hold streamline on your back for a count of three and then utilize the swimmer’s kick, hips & core strength to transition to kicking on the side position.

The Two Drill

Also, “opening the back door,” be sure to maintain the feet shoulder width apart coming over and setting on the wall – do not bring the feet together.

CHECK OUT more valuable insight from “Ohio State Drills & Skills for All Turns.” VIEW other world class Turn videos in our massive Swimming library!


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