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Freestyle - Narrow Flutter Kick

By Glenn Mills to Freestyle | 16 days ago

Developing a constant kick is very important for freestyle, but making sure it's narrow will also be something to focus on.


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Freestyle - Position 11 Surge

By Glenn Mills to Freestyle | 23 days ago

When swimmers start to become more accomplished, they can start to add smaller focus points to standard drills. This is one instance of that.


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Freestyle - Eyes-Up Catch

By Glenn Mills to Freestyle | Mar 05, 2014 08:00AM

Sometimes it's a good idea to SEE what you're doing when you're trying to master a skill.


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Freestyle - Lope Kick

By Glenn Mills to Freestyle | Feb 11, 2014 02:17PM

If you have a swimmer who has a natural loping freestyle, harness that trait and incorporate it into kick and catch training, and general conditioning.


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Freestyle - Building a Longer Stroke

By Glenn Mills to Freestyle | Jan 21, 2014 05:01PM

If you want to create effective changes in a swimmer, it takes time. Using the Tempo Trainer can help bring about that long-term change.


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Freestyle - Hand Drive

By Glenn Mills to Freestyle | Nov 26, 2013 01:55PM

Just like in the real world, the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. When swimming freestyle, we need to focus on making sure we're driving our hands forward during extension.


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Freestyle - Playing with Surface Area

By Glenn Mills to Freestyle | Sep 19, 2013 12:07PM

All swimmers need to understand how to use their entire arm to pull in freestyle, so here's a fun way to move the pull from depending on your hand, to depending on your arm.


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Freestyle - Kickboard Extension

By Glenn Mills to Freestyle | Aug 13, 2013 09:58AM

Using a kickboard to stabilize the body is a good way to teach the freestyle catch, and freestyle extension.


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Freestyle - Simple Catch Practice

By Glenn Mills to Freestyle | Aug 06, 2013 09:06AM

Here's a simple drill to help with the freestyle catch... with the emphasis on simple.


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Synchro Swim Drill

By Glenn Mills to Freestyle | Jul 29, 2013 10:10AM

Just a fun drill we practice with the other morning.


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Freestyle - Sliced Hand Exit

By Glenn Mills to Freestyle | Jun 18, 2013 08:00AM

Pushing the hand all the way through the exit of the stroke is something swimmers have worked on for years. Here's a little additional point to think about.


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Freestyle - Straighter-Leg Flutter Kick

By Glenn Mills to Freestyle | May 21, 2013 07:01AM

While we've covered this many times before, it seems there's always a need to rehash that a "straight-leg" flutter kick really doesn't mean you don't bend your legs.


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Freestyle - The Finish

By Glenn Mills to Freestyle | Mar 26, 2013 07:00AM

The sports world is filled with stories of people winning by 1/100th of a second, or losing by 1/100th of a second. While a race can be swum perfectly, it's not over till it's over.


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Freestyle - The New Hypoxic

By Glenn Mills to Freestyle | Mar 05, 2013 06:13AM

I have to say, I'm not a fan of hypoxic training for masters swimmer, but I am a fan of learning efficiency to the point of not needing air.


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Drill of the Week - Freestyle Pull-Buoy Balance

By Glenn Mills to Freestyle | Feb 12, 2013 08:29AM

The pull buoy is rarely used to teach the ownership of balance, but by using it to shift the balance point of the body, a swimmer can learn more about adjusting their stroke.



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