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New Training Manuals & Workouts for Faster Swimming!

By mike.oconnell - Last updated: Tuesday, May 10, 2011

Improve your technique, strength, and conditioning to become a more efficient and faster swimmer! Learn the fundamentals and training methods that are being used to become the best!

Fundamentals of Fast Swimming

Fundamentals of Fast Swimming with Gary Hall Sr. reduces the complex laws that govern all stroke techniques, drag, motion and inertia, into simple and meaningful training methods. For each of these fundamentals, specific drills are demonstrated that will help swimmers improve their efficiency and speed in the water. Shot on location in the Florida Keys, this film combines the beauty and natural environment of the Keys with some of the most advanced science in swimming. Discover the important details of swimming technique that separate the fastest swimmers in the world from all the others.

Three Styles of Freestyle

The World Team consists of over 20 swimmers training at The Race Club under world-renowned sprint coach Mike Bottom. They are all focused on one goal, Gold. Shot at their training location in the Florida Keys, this film documents the innovative philosophies and training methods of The Race Club, including ten-time Olympic medalist Gary Hall Jr. Discover the secrets of Mike Bottom’s Three Styles of Freestyle in preparing his athletes for the biggest stage in sport.


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)


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