Bk

Backstroke - Med Ball Kick

By Glenn Mills to Backstroke | 5 days ago

Not all drills are about body position, and this one sure isn't.


Bk

Backstroke - Shoulder Recovery

By Glenn Mills to Backstroke | 18 days ago

Over a decade ago as we were starting the Drill of the Week, we published a drill called Shoulder Pop. It's great that's still so valid, and here's some advanced views on that.


Bk

Backstroke - Goggle Under Back Kick

By Glenn Mills to Backstroke | Feb 26, 2014 12:50PM

We've focused on backstroke kick before, but this is a small detail that can also help your entire body position.


Bk

Backstroke - Learning Spin Drill

By Glenn Mills to Backstroke | Oct 29, 2013 07:00AM

When our swimmers start to move forward to a more advanced level, it's time to take some time to focus on hand speed.


Bk

Backstroke - Streamline Kick

By Glenn Mills to Backstroke | Jul 18, 2013 05:48AM

Incorporating simple balance drills during kick sets has dual benefits to your swimming.


Bk

Backstroke - Working on the Catch

By Glenn Mills to Backstroke | Jul 02, 2013 09:19AM

Building on last week's backstroke thumb-out, pinky-in drill, here's a way to work the backstroke catch into the progression.


Bk

Backstroke - Thumb Out Pinky In

By Glenn Mills to Backstroke | Jun 25, 2013 08:08AM

Identifying how the hands work in backstroke is the beginning of developing a good recovery and catch.


Bk

Backstroke - The Wave

By Barbara Hummel to Backstroke | Jan 29, 2013 06:00AM

Most swimmers are familiar with the classic Spin Drill for building hand speed during the entry and catch in backstroke. This week's drill is designed to build hand speed as the hands EXIT the water on backstroke.


Bk

Backstroke - Cup-on-Head Balance

By Glenn Mills to Backstroke | Aug 14, 2012 08:00AM

It's been six years since we posted this drill, and 100 years since it was first introduced, but a better visual was necessary.


Bk

Backstroke - Pulling on the Lane Line Again

By Glenn Mills to Backstroke | May 15, 2012 08:28AM

Revisiting an old drill originally posted in 2003, some things just never go out of style.


Bk

Backstroke - Nose Plugs

By Glenn Mills to Backstroke | Nov 01, 2011 07:55AM

Having a successful pushoff in backstroke means being able to stay under water long enough to take advantage of your underwater dolphin.


Bk

Learning Partner Pusher

By Glenn Mills to Backstroke | Oct 15, 2011 07:17AM

Doing drills or new techniques isn't always easy.


Bk

Backstroke - Kick Extend Swim

By Glenn Mills to Backstroke | Oct 11, 2011 07:31AM

Helping swimmers overcome a crossover in backstroke is a pretty standard job of coaches. Here's a quick progression that helps some swimmers.


Bk

Backstroke - Pull-Buoy Flutter Kick

By Barbara Hummel to Backstroke | Jun 07, 2011 10:30AM

There's more than one way to use your favorite piece of equipment. Flutter kick with a pull buoy will help you develop a smoother, faster backstroke (and freestyle).


Bk

Backstroke - Hand Entry Width

By Glenn Mills to Backstroke | Feb 08, 2011 08:09AM

One of the biggest problems coaches and swimmers have to overcome with backstroke, is the overreach on the hand entry.



The Pool

Subscribe RSS Feed


Comments Recent Comments


Underwater Tag Cloud

1650 Aaron Peirsol active drag active recoveryswimming Adam DeJong aerobic endurance age-group Amanda Beard anchoring android Android app ascending sendoff ascending sendoffs Ashley Delaney backstroke balance Barry Murphy beach reading bilateral breathing birthday swim blueseventy Bobby Savulich Body Shape bodyline brain training breakout breaststroke breath control breathing Brendan Hansen broken swims buoy butterfly Carlos Almeida catch challenge set coaches coaching combat side stroke competition crossover turn Cullen Jones Cullen JonesKarlyn Pipes-Neilsen cycle rate Dave Denniston descend set distance per cycle distance training dive dolphin dolphin kick Dominik Meichtry DragSox Drills dryland DVD efficiency eggbeater kick Endless Pools Eric Shanteau Eric Vendt etiquette EVF fatigue feel Finis finisFinis finish fins fist drill flip turn flip turns flutter kick Fran Crippen freestyle gallop stroke goals goswimtv.com hand entry hand exit head position heart rate hips hybrid IM inner strength iPhone app Jason Lezak Jeff Rouse Jessica Hardy Kaitlin Sandeno Kara Lynn Joyce Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen Kevin Clements kick kids Kim Vandenberg learn-to-swim Lia Neal long axis strokes loping Margaret Hoelzer Martyn Forde masters Matt Patton medball Michael Phelps middle distance Misty Hyman mobile video monofin negative split neural Olympics one-hour swim open turns open water Over training pace pace clock paddles paralympics parents passive drag propulsion pull pulling pulse rates pushoffs pyramid questiontaper race specific training Rachel Stratton-Mills racing recovery relay starts resisted swimming rhythm Ricky Berens Robert Margalis Roland Schoeman Roque Santos rotation same sendoff Sara McLarty science Scott Tucker sculling SEALs shoulders sighting snorkel speed work sprint Staciana Stitts Starts stations Steve Haufler straight arm recovery streaming streamline stretch cord stretching stroke count stroke rate subscription support swim across america swim camps swim fun swim technique swim training swim video swimming Swimming Golf swimming music Swimsense swimsuit taper teaching Tempo Trainer tether timing training Triathlon tuck turn Turns underwater dolpin underwater pull Vasa water poloswimming water temp weights work to rest ratio Wu Peng

Who is GoSwim?

We are a group of swimmers who swim really fast, and like to help others learn how to reach their competitive potential in the area of professional swimming.

Want More GoSwim?

Subscribe to our RSS feed Subscribe to our RSS feed


 
built by devtwo