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Improve Sprint Freestyle Starts with two Olympic Medalists!

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

Olympians, Kara Lynn Joyce and Jimmy Feigen, emphasize the importance of a great freestyle sprint start. This drill focuses on the main points of a freestyle start to improve freestyle sprints.

Sprint Freestyle Start

In this segment, Kara reviews the main points of a sprint start: track start, toes curled over the edge, legs shoulder width apart, be on the ball of your foot, grip front of the blocks and tension in your arms. When the signal is given, start with a strong pull on the arms followed by an explosive leg push-off. The body should be streamlined before entering the water.

Watch and learn more from Championship Productions’ DVD “Sprint Freestyle with Kara Lynn Joyce and Jimmy Feigen.” View other world class Swimming videos!




Use the Breakout Drill to Improve Your Freestyle!

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

14x NCAA All-American with University of Arizona, Coley Stickels, teaches the Breakout Drill to ensure extension and streamline during freestyle. Learn key concepts to train the non-pulling arm to stay “velcroed” to the head to improve your freestyle.

Breakout Drill

In this drill, the swimmer pushes off the wall in a streamline position and takes 3 dolphin kicks. This is followed by immediate fast flutter kicking as the pulling arm goes through the high elbow pull and holds this position with the pulling arm now trailing and the lead arm still stretched out in front for a count of 3 full seconds.

Watch and learn more from Championship Productions’ DVD “Mega Drills for Freestyle.” View other world class Swimming videos!




Work on Your Approach and Turns for the Freestyle!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Tuesday, July 1, 2014

In this segment, legendary swimming coach Richard Quick provides you with a drill that helps swimmers practice their approach into the actual turn/somersault, and practice multiple tight spin turns throughout the entire 25.

Freestyle Approach & Turn

You will see a demonstration of a 3-hand hit freestyle swim followed by a somersault and continuing right back into 3 more hand hits of freestyle and another somersault.

Watch and learn more from this Championship Productions’ DVD “Faster Fast Sprint Freestyle Turns & Transitions.” View other world class Swimming videos!




Olympic Freestyle Demonstration for Developing the Catch!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Sunday, June 1, 2014

Great sprinters place great emphasis on the minor details. 4x Olympic Silver Medalist, Kara Lynn Joyce, does a great job explaining and demonstrating the little details that make the difference in a race. Here you will see an excellent example of how to develop a great catch along with the insight to improve your freestyle.

High Elbow Sculling Drill

Watch and learn more from this Championship Productions’ DVD Sprint Freestyle with Kara Lynn Joyce and Jimmy Feigen.” Take a look at additional Swimming videos on Freestyle!




Train Your Swimmers to Gain Power in Their Freestyle!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Sunday, June 1, 2014

Coley Stickels, a 14x NCAA All-American, trains the swimmer to quickly pivot from the roll and breath to a flat position to initiate the high elbow catch and deliver a powerful pull stroke. The drill begins with a push from the wall with the pulling arm in front and the body on its side for 8 flutter kicks.

The Pivot Drill

As the hand moves into the high elbow position for the catch, the body rolls to a flat position in the water, thrusting the hip and shoulders down while keeping the elbow close to the surface with the recovery arm trailing behind the body. Repeat, keeping the pulling arm under water while recovering to the forward position.

Watch and learn more from this Championship Productions’ DVD “Mega Drills for Freestyle.” Take a look at additional Swimming videos on Freestyle!




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