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Discover the Importance of the “Fifth Stroke”!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Thursday, October 31, 2013

Ian Pope explains the proper technique for the “underwater fly kick” off the start and turns including whole-body movement, snap of the tail, head in-line with spine and a vertical kicking drill. This is an excellent video showing Ian Pope’s instructional techniques for coaching both elite swimmers and age groupers.

The “fifth stroke” is most effective in the backstroke and you will learn how it can add propulsion.

Watch and learn more valuable tips from an additional clip of Ian Pope’s Swimming Down Under: Backstroke. See other high quality Backstroke Videos in our massive Swimming DVD collection!




Develop a More Efficient Backstroke with the Australian Olympic Team Coach!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, September 27, 2013

Olympic and National Team Coach for Australia, Ian Pope,  provides instructional stroke techniques for improving both elite swimmers and age groupers. Discover the importance of stroke efficiency that will lead to faster swimming.

Coach Pope will give you insight on how to get a feel for the water, and how to hold the water and balance without over-rotating.

Watch and learn more valuable tips from an additional clip of Ian Pope’s Swimming Down Under: Backstroke. See other high quality Backstroke Videos in our massive Swimming DVD collection!




Increase Arm Strength for a More Powerful Backstroke!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, August 30, 2013

In this presentation Ian Pope, Australian Olympic coach, describes the “arm power zone” and proper body rotation to bring the body toward the hand.   Also, watch to see how the swimmer can utilize the “one arm press” to engage the under arm and lats to supply more muscle into the stroke.

Make sure your arm is in front of the chest during the catch phase of the backstroke. Timing is crucial for the most power.

Watch and learn more valuable tips from an additional clip of Ian Pope’s Swimming Down Under: Backstroke. See other high quality Backstroke Videos in our massive Swimming DVD collection!




Create More Propulsion and Speed in Your Backstroke!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, August 2, 2013

In this demonstration of the backstroke, Ian Pope, Australian National Team coach, stresses the technique for maximizing the power of the swimmer’s backstroke kick by showing the importance of both kicking up and kicking down to generate propulsion. This drill is designed to strengthen the backstroke kick. Some of the best backstrokers have a great kick!

It is important for athletes to keep their legs and toes extended.

Watch and learn more valuable tips from an additional clip of Ian Pope’s Swimming Down Under: Backstroke.  See other high quality Backstroke Videos in our massive Swimming DVD collection!




Lower Your Race Times with Better Butterfly Turns!

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

Get advice to develop better butterfly turns with Ian Pope.  He is currently the Head Coach at Melbourne Vicentre Swimming Club and has previously coach a number of Olympians and Record Holders.  Learn how to have a improve all aspects of the turn during the Butterfly event with these fun drills.

Learn to generate power and make your rotation smooth.  You will see how to get a good feel for the push off the wall and have a nice glide.  Also, your kicks will get stronger working on these drills.

View an additional clip on the product page of “Ian Pope’s Swimming Down Under: Butterfly.”  See great Butterfly DVDs and other world class Swimming DVDs from our huge video library!

 




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