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Swimming Down Under with Ian Pope (Olympic Head Coach)!

By mike.oconnell - Last updated: Wednesday, April 27, 2011

Check out the new Swimming Down Under series featuring Ian Pope! Pope is the Melbourne Vicentre Swimming Club Head Coach and has been an Australian Olympic and National Team Coach since the 2000 Olympics.  Pope has been named “Victorian Swimming Coach of the Year” nine times since 1998.  Ian was awarded the 2006 “Vicsport Coach of the Year” across all sports as well as the 2003 & 2004 “Australian Swimming Teachers and Coaches Association National Swimming Coach of the Year.”

Ian Pope’s Swimming Down Under: Freestyle

  • Presentation compares distance and sprint freestyle
  • Demonstration and video breakdown of Olympians Grant Hackett and Matt Targett
  • Includes start and turn instruction
  • Added feature: coaching young freestylers!

Ian Pope’s Swimming Down Under: Backstroke

  • Drills to groove a great feel for the stroke
  • Train your swimmers to enter and catch in the “power zone”
  • Includes a segment on coaching young backstrokers

Ian Pope’s Swimming Down Under: Breaststroke

  • Over 35 drills to enhance breaststroke performance
  • Learn the key components for swimming great breaststroke
  • Includes start and turn instruction
  • Includes a segment on coaching breaststroke with younger swimmers

Ian Pope’s Swimming Down Under: Butterfly

  • Get complete instruction for swimming a faster butterfly
  • Butterfly-specific start and turn instruction included
  • Includes segment for coaching younger butterflyers
  • features stroke demonstration by World Record Butterflyer Marieke Guerher

“Finally – a complete series that features one of the world’s most progressive leaders in swimming technique.  The attention to detail that Pope provides is incredible.  Not only am I able to apply the drills and techniques with my advanced swimmers, but I really enjoyed the segments that focused on teaching to the less experienced swimmers.”

– Aaron W. (High School & Club Swim Coach)

New Swimming DVD Series: Coaching the Developing Swimmer!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Wednesday, August 4, 2010

We have recently released a new swimming DVD series titled, Coaching the Developing Swimmer.  This series is a first-of-its-kind instructional series dedicated to coaching the developing swimmer.  Each DVD delivers stroke, turn, and start instruction in an individual setting followed by technique work in a group.  This series is ideal for high school and club coaches as it contains nearly 10 hours of instruction and more than 170 drills!

Check out the new series below:

Coaching the Developing Swimmer
Coaching the Developing Freestyler
Coaching the Developing Butterflyer
Coaching the Developing Breaststroker
Coaching the Developing Backstroker

Eddie Reese Wins His 10th NCAA Swimming Championship!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Monday, March 29, 2010

Eddie Reese and the University of Texas men’s swimming and diving team collected their 10th team championship at the 2010 NCAA Division I Men’s Swimming and Diving Championships.  Reese, an International Swimming Hall of Fame member, has been named NCAA Coach of the Year eight times and was the USA Olympic Head Coach three times.

Cielo & Bousquet Claim World Records in 50m and 100m Freestyle!

By nate.landas - Last updated: Thursday, July 30, 2009

Former Auburn University swimming standout, Cesar Cielo, shattered Eamon Sullivan’s official world record time of 47.05 to become just the second man in history to break the 47-second barrier.  Cielo completed the 100m freestyle in 46.91 after finishing the final 50m with a 24.74 split.  His time surpassed Alain Bernard’s recorded time of 46.94 at the 2009 French Trials. 

Cielo’s teamate, Fred Bousquet, finished the 100m in 3rd place with a time of 47.25.  Bousquet is the current world record holder in the 50m freestyle with a time of 20.94.  Cielo & Bousquet are both featured demonstrators in Richard Quick’s Faster Fast Sprint Freestyle Series.  The DVD series was produced by Brett Hawke and Richard Quick.

Lengendary Swim Coach (Richard Quick) Passes Away

By nate.landas - Last updated: Thursday, June 11, 2009

Auburn coach Richard Quick, a legendary college swimming coach whose long career included NCAA championships and the Olympics, passed away at age 66.  Quick was a member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame and his 13 NCAA team titles are the most ever by a head coach.  Quick’s coaching career included stints as Auburn, Stanford, Texas, Iowa State, and SMU.  He was also the United States’ Olympic head coach in 1998, 1996, and 2000.  Quick was a great friend of Championship Productions and authored three incredible series with us – Championship Winning SwimmingBecoming a Champion Swimmer, and Richard Quick’s Faster Fast Freestyle Series.  We have enjoyed working with Quick and his death will leave a large void within the swimming community.


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