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Gain Power in Your Kick with the Thumper Kick

By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

David Marsh, 2012 US Olympic Team Assistant Coach and 12x NCAA Championship Coach at Auburn, presents the Thumper Kick drill to emphasize all of the hip muscles that are used for a powerful kick.

Thumper Kick

The Thumper Kick drill consists of the swimmer raising a leg out of the water as high as possible, then slamming it back into the water as hard as you can, alternating legs. The goal is for the swimmer to engage the glutes and using the back muscles to get the legs high out of the water.

This video came from Championship Productions’ DVD, David Marsh’s Next Wave Technique: Freestyle.  To view more swimming videos from America’s top coaches and swimmers, click here.




Learn How to Finish Your Backstroke!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, October 1, 2014

Ray Looze, Indiana University Head Women’s Swim Coach and the Coach of 5 Big Ten Championships, presents a great demonstration of a Backstroke finish with two of his All-American athletes.  The common element in a great finish is to continue kicking until you reach the wall.

The Backstroke Finish

The first athlete finishes with a dolphin kick on her last stroke into the wall. This allows an athlete to get one more push for the wall and can mean the difference between taking first or second. The second athlete continues to flutter kick all the way to the wall. Coach Looze explains that one of the common errors in finishing is not keeping your kick going all the way until you actually touch the wall.

This video came from Championship Productions’ DVD, Start to Finish Backstroke.  To view more swimming videos from America’s top coaches and swimmers, click here.




Utilize the “Double Look Drill” to Improve Your Freestyle!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Monday, September 1, 2014

14x NCAA All-American, Coley Stickels, presents the Double Look Drill to reinforce the habit of breathing fast with the proper timing and rhythm in the freestyle stroke. The swimmer pushes off the wall and with the pulling arm extended out in front, rotates the head while positioned against the bicep for two quick breaths making sure that the second breath is completed and the head returned to facing downward before the recovery hand enters the water.

Double Look Drill

This video came from Championship Productions’ DVD, Mega Drills for Freestyle.  To view more swimming videos from America’s top coaches and swimmers, click here.




Improve Your Freestyle with the Tarzan Drill!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Monday, September 1, 2014

Four-time Olympic Silver Medalist, Kara Lynn Joyce, shares the Tarzan Drill as it incorporates key parts of the freestyle stroke.  It’s a difficult drill that focuses on three components: chin on surface of the water, high elbow catch, strong kick & tight core.

Tarzan Drill

This video came from Championship Productions’ DVD, Sprint Freestyle with Kara Lynn Joyce and Jimmy Feigen.  To view more swimming videos from America’s top coaches and swimmers, click here.

 




Create Faster Turns with an Underwater Turn Drill!

By dustin.moscoso - Last updated: Monday, September 1, 2014

2012 Olympian and 2x NCAA Champion, Tyler McGill, shares a drill that will enhance your turns.  The Underwater Turn Drill focuses on a tight tuck into the wall with great body line and posture through the turn.  The swimmer dives to the bottom, does a two hand touch, pulls the knees into the chest (faster because gravity will pull the knees) and then explode to the surface.

Underwater Turn Drill

This video came from Championship Productions’ DVD, Butterfly with Claire Donahue and Tyler McGill.  To view more swimming videos from America’s top coaches and swimmers, click here.




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