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Legendary swimming coach, Richard Quick, and Auburn Swimming Head Coach, Brett Hawke, share their tools to build a faster sprint freestyle turn. Coaches Quick and Hawke discuss the sprint Freestyle approach/transition to the turn and the importance of increasing speed into the wall.
Be sure to stay submerged and do not rise up when entering the turn phase of your freestyle race.
In this insightful clip, Richard Quick, one of the world’s most successful coaches at Stanford, Texas and Auburn, utilizes his deep analysis of which techniques lead to fast swimming. Maximizing the backstroke start distance includes concepts on palm pressure, arm push, leg jump and hip snap.
Make sure you are in position to push against the bar as soon as the race starts.
In this exceptional video, Richard Quick, one of the world’s most successful coaches at Stanford, Texas and Auburn, utilizes his analysis of which techniques lead to fast swimming. You will get a look at a demonstration that puts Coach Quick’s principles into practice by showing the proper form for the palm pressure, arm push, snap into line and maintaining abs posture.
This backstroke start from the gutter is a little more difficult, but it will really help improve your posture.
12X NCAA Championship Coach, Richard Quick, starts this video with explanation on the starting block. Listen to discussion of the importance of correct posture, sight line, knee placement, and roll.
Remember to pick a hole in the water to aim for and make sure to dive down to the bottom of the pool.
This instructional clip features legendary swimming coach, Richard Quick. The demonstration of a fast start is accompanied by Coach Quick’s explanations of how to pick a “hole in the water” and take a deep plunge through it.
Other key aspects in this drill are lining up the arms and dropping the front knee.