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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!
Former Auburn University swimming standout, Cesar Cielo, shattered Eamon Sullivan’s official world record time of 47.05 to become just the second man in history to break the 47-second barrier. Cielo completed the 100m freestyle in 46.91 after finishing the final 50m with a 24.74 split. His time surpassed Alain Bernard’s recorded time of 46.94 at the 2009 French Trials.
Cielo’s teamate, Fred Bousquet, finished the 100m in 3rd place with a time of 47.25. Bousquet is the current world record holder in the 50m freestyle with a time of 20.94. Cielo & Bousquet are both featured demonstrators in Richard Quick’s Faster Fast Sprint Freestyle Series. The DVD series was produced by Brett Hawke and Richard Quick.