Backstroke - Med Ball Kick

By Glenn Mills to Backstroke | Aug 27, 2014 06:00AM

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


Backstroke - Shoulder Recovery

By Glenn Mills to Backstroke | Aug 14, 2014 08:34AM

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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Learning Partner Pusher

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

Doing drills or new techniques isn't always easy.


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.


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).


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.

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