David Marsh has won 7 NCAA Team Championships and believes that the Individual Medley is the cornerstone of a successful program. Coach Marsh discusses the seasonal training phases for high school seasonal training. Watch and learn as he explains the keys to fast IM swimming.
Make sure that any heavy weightlifting is done during the off-season.
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Get insight on push off techniques from David Marsh, 2012 US Olympic Team Assistant Coach. Watch expert demonstration provided by former NCAA 200 IM Champion at Auburn, Lionel Moreau. Push offs are a key component to the turn and becoming a successful swimmer. See what push off skills you can gain from this clip.
Holding a streamline position will help the swimmer carry speed from the wall into the stroke. Using a stack and lock method reinforces the proper arm and hand position for a tight streamline. A quality streamline is the foundation to a great turn!
David Marsh is a 12X NCAA Championship coach at Auburn and he gives you complete insight on full speed breaststroke and butterfly turns. Watch expert demonstration provided by former NCAA 200 IM Champion at Auburn, Lionel Moreau. Create a fast pace, efficient turn from the footage below.
In this segment you will see all of the skills from the drill sequence come together to make for a high quality, full speed turn. Coach Marsh also provides tips on if you come up “short” or “long” on the wall before you perform the turn.
Listen to David Marsh, 3x Olympic Coach, speak about wall sequence workouts. Watch expert demonstration provided by former NCAA 200 IM Champion at Auburn, Lionel Moreau. This is a 3 step process that leads a swimmer through a full short axis turn. Develop the skills required to create a more powerful push off the wall.
The breathing technique is one of the keys to perfecting the wall sequence. These exercises will help you improve planting on the wall and will lead to a stronger push off.
Get excellent instruction to work on your short axis turns with David Marsh, 8X NCAA Coach of the Year. Watch expert demonstration provided by former NCAA 200 IM Champion at Auburn, Lionel Moreau. It is important that your swimmers learn to rotate backwards prior to executing an effective breaststroke or fly turn. See what drills you can add to your practice!
Here you will see Backward Flips and Reverse Somersaults that are performed under water. This drill sequence teaches rotation and leads into the full turn at the wall.