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Develop Better Feel in the Water!

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

If you’re looking for a drill that will strengthen swimmers’ core muscles while improving their feel in the water, look no further than the “Ballet Leg Sculling” drill from Oklahoma Baptist University head coach Sam Freas. The drill will prove to be a challenge for swimmers lacking in technique, making it easy to recognize who needs the most help.

Ballet Leg Sculling

Drill Summary: Swimmers push off the wall on their backs and put one leg straight up into the air. While holding the leg in the air, they must scull until they make it all the way across the pool. Then, do the same thing holding the other leg in the air on the way back.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “All Access Swimming Practice with Sam Freas.” View other world class Swimming & Diving videos!




Use a Weight Belt to Improve Freestyle Body Position!

By Kevin Fitzpatrick - Last updated: Wednesday, April 1, 2015

In this drill, Dr. Sam Freas of Oklahoma Baptist University teaches swimmers how to maintain good body position when using the freestyle stroke. Drills like this helped Dr. Freas lead the Bison to the title at the 2014 NAIA Men’s and Women’s Swimming & Diving Championships.

Head Up and Head Down Swim with Weight Belt

Drill Summary: For this drill, coach Freas places a rope about six inches under the water (held down by a weight belt) about five yards off the end of the lane. Swimmers will need to wear a weight belt around their waist to do this drill as well. To begin, the swimmer pushes off the wall and swims under the rope, focusing on staying down and keeping their head flat to their back. Once they’ve made it under the rope, the swimmer breaks out into their stroke. Coach Freas stresses the importance of keeping the feet up during the stroke to increase power. During the first rep’s breakout, have the swimmer keep their head up. On the second rep, have them keep their head down. After a few reps, remove the weight belt and do the drill again without the added weight.

This video came from Championship Productions’ video “All Access Swimming Practice with Sam Freas.” View other world class Swimming & Diving videos!




Congratulations to Sam Freas & the Oklahoma Baptist Swim Team!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Thursday, March 7, 2013

We would like to congratulate Sam Freas & the Oklahoma Baptist Swim Team on winning the 2013 National Championship! In this instructional swimming DVD, legendary coach Sam Freas gives you unfiltered access to all aspects of his program, including dry-land training, pool training, mental training, and work in the weight room. Discover what it takes to be a championship level swim team with the DVD below:

All Access Swimming Practice with Sam Freas

  • See how a National Championship coach designs practices both in and out of the pool–live!
  • Learn small adjustments you can make in practice to improve meet performance
  • Acheive maximum results with minimal facilities and equipment available
  • Get innovative drills to build strength, power and quickness in your swimmers

 




New Swimming DVD release featuring Sam Freas!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Tuesday, June 19, 2012

Check out our newest Swimming DVD that features 2012 NAIA Championship Coach, Sam Freas.  Coach Freas is a 9x Conference Coach of the Year and coach of the South African national swim team.  The title of this brand new Swimming DVD is:

All Access Swimming Practice with Sam Freas

  • See how a National Championship coach designs practices both in and out of the pool–live!
  • Learn small adjustments you can make in practice to improve meet performance
  • Acheive maximum results with minimal facilities and equipment available
  • Get innovative drills to build strength, power and quickness in your swimmers

 




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