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Finish the Freestyle Stroke with Speed!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Monday, February 1, 2016

University of Georgia head men’s and women’s swimming coach, Jack Bauerle, is one of the best in the business at teaching the freestyle. The “Push Drill” works on finishing the stroke with a high elbow, which will allow for an easy recovery to increase speed and eliminate resistance.

Push Drill

Drill Summary: The goal of the Push Drill is to finish the stroke with speed and work on keeping the elbow high (not straight) and relaxed on the recovery. You can choose to isolate each arm in this drill by doing them once at a time, or swim using a regular freestyle stroke. Start swimming and work on pushing water out the back side of the stroke. Coach Bauerle recommends doing six reps with one arm, then six with the other, or eight-eight, before moving on to a regular freestyle.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Start to Finish Freestyle.” Browse through other Swimming & Diving videos online at ChampionshipProductions.com!

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Perfect Head Position to Improve Your Freestyle!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Sunday, March 1, 2015

A great streamline is one of the most important aspects of any swimmer’s freestyle. In this drill, five time NCAA Coach of the Year Jack Bauerle wants his athletes to find the proper head position in the water before getting into the full stroke. Correct head position will help the athlete be more comfortable and cut through the water.

Head Positioning

Drill Summary: Swimmers will need a snorkel for this drill. The swimmer pushes off the wall, but stays flat in the water with their hands sculling. Next, the swimmer slowly raises their hands into the streamline position before starting the stroke. Focus on finding good body and head position.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Start to Finish Freestyle.” View other world class Swimming & Diving videos!




Develop Proper Alignment and Minimize Drag in this Effective Drill!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Friday, November 29, 2013

5x NCAA coach of the year, Jack Bauerle, details how to train your swimmers to maintain the proper head position which results in a proper alignment and posture for minimizing drag. The ‘Explosion Drill’ starts with the head positioned properly in a sculling position and then exploding to a full sprint while maintaining an ideal head position.

Explosion Drill

This drill can also help you during a race when you have to change speed suddenly.

Watch and learn more valuable tips from an additional clip of Start to Finish Freestyle.  See other high quality Freestyle Videos in our massive Swimming DVD collection!




Improve Your Stroke and Recovery to Maintain Speed!

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

Learn stroke finishing and recovery tips from Jack Bauerle, who was the Team USA Women’s Head Coach at the 2008 Beijing Olympics. Finishing the stroke and the recovery should be comfortable and easy with no stress on the shoulders. This will ensure that the recovery will not contribute to swimmer fatigue and reduce the power of the pull stroke.

Coach Bauerle’s advice is accompanied by excellent demonstration from one of his former athletes.

Watch and learn more valuable tips from an additional clip of Start to Finish Freestyle.  See other high quality Freestyle Videos in our massive Swimming DVD collection!




Create a Stronger Freestyle Stroke with a Push Drill!

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

Gain speed in your freestyle with instruction from Jack Bauerle, University of Georgia Head men’s and women’s swim coach. The former U.S. Olympic coach teaches the concept of the “push finish” at the end of the freestyle stroke to gain a final surge of speed before the recovery phase.

Make sure to finish the stroke with a high elbow.

Watch and learn more valuable tips from an additional clip of Start to Finish Freestyle.  See other high quality Freestyle Videos in our massive Swimming DVD collection!




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