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Backstroke - Topher Drill

By Glenn Mills to All Strokes (IM) | Apr 23, 2014 07:00AM

Revisiting one of the original Drill of the Week videos. This takes us way back, to working with a very specific young swimmer named Christopher. Christopher had a problem of using a straight arm backstroke pull, and through the process of trying to fix it, we came up with this little process.


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All Strokes - Grit Your Teeth and Close Your Eyes

By Glenn Mills to All Strokes (IM) | Jan 14, 2014 08:00AM

The next time your coach asks you to work on a particular skill, and they tell you with a sense of urgency, or demand, give this a try.


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Pace Pal Underwater Pace Clock

By Glenn Mills to All Strokes (IM) | Jan 13, 2014 02:22PM

I love underwater pace clocks. The ability to learn something, and remind swimmers that they should always have their eyes and mind on the time.


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All Strokes - Soft Hands

By Glenn Mills to All Strokes (IM) | Dec 10, 2013 01:47PM

When taper time comes and you want to swim your fastest, it's a good idea to sharpen your connection with the water with feel.


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All Strokes - Partner Sculling

By Glenn Mills to All Strokes (IM) | Dec 03, 2013 08:45AM

Building a feel for the water as well as team bonding, this drill is good for many reasons.


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All Strokes - FINIS Fins

By Glenn Mills to All Strokes (IM) | Sep 24, 2013 07:18AM

Since we come across so many variations of fins, we thought we'd put together a brief overview of various types you may use in your training. We're obviously fan of FINIS, and had the opportunity to shoot some video on various types of their fins.


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All Strokes - Sculling Variation with Kim Vandenberg

By Glenn Mills to All Strokes (IM) | Jul 23, 2013 08:54AM

When sculling, many swimmers settle for the standard sweep of the hands. Olympian Kim Vandenberg shows a more advanced approach.


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All Strokes - Trailing-Hands Sculling

By Glenn Mills to All Strokes (IM) | Jul 09, 2013 06:00AM

Watch the great swimmers' hands, and you'll see how soft they are when they swim. They're always searching to find that constant connection with the water.


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All Strokes - Swimmer's Snorkel

By Glenn Mills to All Strokes (IM) | Jun 04, 2013 05:30AM

We've all either seen, or frequently use, a swimmer's snorkel. Here are a couple points to focus on next time you strap one to your head.


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All Strokes - Change-of-Direction Relays

By Glenn Mills to All Strokes (IM) | May 07, 2013 06:00AM

Swim training has a bit of monotony built in to it, so when there's a chance to break from routine, it's good to combine some athletic moves into the fun.


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All Strokes - Monofin Sprints

By Glenn Mills to All Strokes (IM) | Apr 30, 2013 08:01AM

Sure, we all know the FINIS Foil Monofin is great for training the underwater dolphin, but there's another great use for it as well.


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Changing Your Stopwatch Battery

By Glenn Mills to All Strokes (IM) | Feb 21, 2013 10:56AM

Most coaches have way too many stopwatches sitting around, probably quite a few of them not functioning either.


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How To Put Together Swedish Goggles

By Glenn Mills to All Strokes (IM) | Feb 21, 2013 10:52AM

One of the oldest goggle designs is still one of the best. Swedish goggles, or Swedes are simple, inexpensive, and last a very long time. While not for everyone, if they fit your face, they're some of the best goggles on the market.


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Drill of the Week - Yoga Scull

By Glenn Mills to All Strokes (IM) | Feb 19, 2013 09:20AM

There's one in every crowd.


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50 @ 50 - Happy Birthday Richard

By Glenn Mills to All Strokes (IM) | Jan 17, 2013 08:27AM

Our good friend and demo swimmer Richard turns 50 today.



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