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Get excellent instruction to work on your short axis turns with David Marsh, 8X NCAA Coach of the Year. Watch expert demonstration provided by former NCAA 200 IM Champion at Auburn, Lionel Moreau. It is important that your swimmers learn to rotate backwards prior to executing an effective breaststroke or fly turn. See what drills you can add to your practice!
Here you will see Backward Flips and Reverse Somersaults that are performed under water. This drill sequence teaches rotation and leads into the full turn at the wall.
Get advice from Eddie Reese, who has collected 10 NCAA Championship team titles throughout his coaching career. Watch the clip below to gain insight on top-notch starts and turns for the breaststroke. These tips will help you put together a complete race and become an overall better swimmer.
For the turning portion of the stroke, make sure to look straight up at the ceiling during the turn. Lead your arm drive forward with the arm that is relative to the side that your body turns. For example, if your chest faces to the left, as you are making the turn, you will lead with your left arm. Then follow this by driving the opposite hand by the ear.
It is important that with the start you dive in with your body as parallel as possible to the water. Do not have a high or arcing trajectory to your start dive.
Ken Chertow is a former US Olympian and 3x NCAA All American. Get a sneak peek inside Ken Chertow’s Training Center where he teaches youth wrestlers a variety of drills. In this first clip below, Coach Chertow has his wrestlers do stand-up drills. This segment shows three drills. The first drill is a basic stand up drill where the wrestlers drill by themselves. The second drill is an alternating stand-up drill with a partner. The third drill is stand-up to a double leg drill. Coach Chertow emphasizes exploding on the bottom and encourages his wrestlers not to wait on bottom. These are great drills to incorporate daily into a coaches wrestling plan.
In this video clip below Coach Chertow has his wrestlers chain wrestle from the top position. He has his wrestlers do two drills from the top. The first drill is the cross wrist roll series where his wrestlers go from one tilt to the next scoring a plethora of points. The second drill is two turns and a reversal where his wrestlers do two leg turns then the bottom wrestler does a reversal. These are great drills that teach wrestlers to transition from one move to the next naturally.
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