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Work on Body Position for Your Freestyle!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Arthur Albiero, University of Louisville head coach, presents two body position drills that will help you establish and maintain a tight body line for your freestyle stroke. With an improved body position, you will be able to minimize drag, increase speed and become more efficient.

Body Kick & Side Kick

Drill Summary: For the “Body Kick,” swimmers keep their hands at their sides and kick forward, doing their best to take quick, sneaky breaths. Focus on maintaining a good body line and keeping your back high up. For the “Side Kick,” swimmers lean to one side with their underside hand extended out in front. The body should be in a line from the fingertips to the toes, and swimmers can use their arm to maintain their balance on both sides.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Championship Stroke Breakdown Series: Freestyle Breakdown.” View other world class Swimming & Diving videos!

Find the Strengths and Weaknesses of Your Breaststroke!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Saturday, August 1, 2015

Five time Big Ten champion head coach, Ray Looze, presents a breaststroke drill that will help you figure out if the weakness of your stroke is the pull or kick. By comparing this drill to fast 100 breaststroke swims, you’ll be able to target what to work on in practice.

Kick Pull Swimming

Drill Summary: For this drill, the swimmer does 25 meters of just breaststroke kicking, does a flip turn, then does 25 meters of pulling with a dolphin kick. When they return to the wall, they once again perform a flip turn, then swim down and back using a full breaststroke.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “Championship Stroke Breakdown Series: Breaststroke Breakdown.” View other world class Swimming & Diving videos!

Breaststroke Kick Tips from a 2x Olympic Gold Medalist!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Thursday, February 27, 2014

Here is your chance to learn tips from 2x Olympic Gold Medalist, Mark Gangloff! He will show you how to determine and develop the speed of your breaststroke kick. This is an intense exercise that gets your feet moving quickly and can be used as a warm-up to get you ready for a race.

Piston Kick

Move your feet as fast as you can throughout the drill. Your heels will come in and out of the water.

CHECK OUT more valuable insight from “Breaststroke with Mark Gangloff.” VIEW other world class Breaststroke videos in our massive Swimming library!

Improve Your Breaststroke Kick to Generate Additional Speed!

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

The breaststroke kick is considered the main propulsive force in this stroke and in this drill the swimmer’s heels touch the swimmer’s hands to ensure a full range of kicking motion. 2X NCAA Championship Coach, Frank Busch, emphasizes the importance of the final downward thrust of the legs and feet.

See underwater and slow motion views of these kick drills for a better idea of the techniques presented here.

Watch and learn more valuable tips from an additional clip of Fast Lane Breaststroke. See other high quality Breaststroke 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!


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