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Excellent Drills to Improve Your Entry and Breakout!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Monday, December 3, 2012

Use the best entry techniques from Current Head Coach at Mecklenburg Aquatic Club of North Carolina and 8X NCAA Coach of the Year, David Marsh. Here, Coach Marsh, shares with you several drills that will train a swimmer to enter the water with a rigid streamline.  These drills could be the key to take you and your team to the next level!

 

For the launch, the key to successful entry is to hold a strong rigid line upon entering the water.  Listen to the best way you can obtain an ideal entry body position.  This will allow you to glide nicely in the water upon entry.

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The Best Butterfly Stroke Drills featuring a 2012 U.S. Olympic Coach!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Monday, November 5, 2012

Watch excellent demonstration and listen to world class instruction from former Auburn University legendary swimming coach, David Marsh.  After 17 seasons at Auburn he is now the Director of Coaching at SwimMAC Carolina.  Check out some great stroke drills for the Butterfly.

The Single Arm Drill which emphasizes full body movement.  It allows you to bring your hips up and it works well as a warm up.  Next is the Opposite-Arm-Up Flow Drill which keeps the swimmer in a more realistic flow of a race.  This drill is higher tempo.

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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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