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Execute a Smooth Breaststroke Pullout!

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

An easy way to cut some time in a breaststroke event is to perfect the pullout. In this drill, Ohio State University head men’s coach, Bill Wadley, will take you through a pullout progression that will ensure you’re cutting through the water as efficiently as possible.

Breaststroke Pullout

Drill Summary: The first step of this progression is the push off. Coach Wadley instructs swimmers to push off with their feet, toes, ankles, knees and butt together in a straight line to improve the streamline. Step two involves gliding and a pull down. Push off the wall, glide, and pull down by turning the hands outward, gripping the water in a rounded grasp, and pull down toward the hips. Finish by shrugging the shoulders. Finally, step three adds the final recovery. After completing steps one and two, recover by leading with the hands, not the elbows, while bringing them back over the head.

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

Execute an Explosive Freestyle Finish!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Sunday, February 1, 2015

Ohio State University men’s swimming coach Bill Wadley shows how he teaches his swimmers to finish a freestyle sprint. Learn to finish strong courtesy of the Buckeye swimming program!

Freestyle Sprint Finish

Drill Summary: When approaching the wall, swimmers should hold their posture in line, keeping the head still and the stroke as big as possible out in front. Coach Wadley says swimmers should finish high and firm on the pad, and complete the race in  “opposite action position” (one arm up and one arm back).

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Ohio State Drills & Skills for Freestyle.” 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.

Discover Key Concepts for Your Backstroke Turns!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Friday, August 1, 2014

Ohio State Head Men’s Swimming Coach, Bill Wadley, focuses on the backstroke turn. This video works on concepts of the backstroke turn to ensure proper foot placement in the middle of the cross, as well as proper streamline push offs.

Backstroke Turn

The video works on the usual 3 arm strokes from the flags into the roll and tuck with the feet placed against the wall. The drill stresses that proper backstroke foot placement places the feet in the middle of the cross to maintain a straight line streamlined push off. It is critical that the swimmer take the exact number of strokes into the turn to maximize the turn position and foot placement.

Watch and learn more from Championship Productions’ DVD “Ohio State Drills & Skills for All Turns.” View other world class Swimming videos!


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