Turns - Air Control Flip Turn

By Glenn Mills to Starts & Turns | May 28, 2014 08:01AM

Many swimmers, especially ones still learning, can tend to allow too much air to escape during the flip turn. This is done to make sure no water goes UP the nose, but it also has a detrimental effect on your pushoff.


Turns - FOIL Monofin Head Lead Dolphin

By Glenn Mills to Starts & Turns | Apr 16, 2014 06:07AM

In working to develop a better underwater dolphin, this drill isolates the a stable head to help you learn to send all your energy forward.


Turns - Eyes Down Flip Turn

By Glenn Mills to Starts & Turns | Mar 19, 2014 10:31AM

How you approach the wall can determine how good your flip turn is. Keeping the eyes down is the best start.


All Strokes - Starts

By Glenn Mills to Starts & Turns | Feb 04, 2014 01:36PM

Every race begins with the start. How you react and the direction you choose can determine if you're ahead or behind.


Turns - Stretch Cord Turns

By Glenn Mills to Starts & Turns | Dec 17, 2013 06:00PM

Here's a fun way to learn to tuck into your butterfly and breaststroke turns better.


Turns - Vertical Pushoffs

By Glenn Mills to Starts & Turns | Nov 05, 2013 12:47PM

When first teaching swimmers to push off more on their backs for a flip turn, sometimes there is some disorientation in this process.


Starts - Deep Pool Vertical Entry

By Glenn Mills to Starts & Turns | Oct 22, 2013 07:12AM

So you've got a big group of kids you're trying to teach starts to, but you have to be safe, and run them all through a skill quickly and repeatedly... start from the end.


Turns - Under-Over Drill

By Glenn Mills to Starts & Turns | Oct 15, 2013 08:00AM

When trying to get large groups of swimmers practicing proper pushoffs, sometimes NOT giving them a choice is a great way to teach.


Turns - Group Tennessee Turns

By Glenn Mills to Starts & Turns | Oct 08, 2013 08:33AM

We all know the importance of great walls, so Tennessee Turns are something that should be in every team's stable of drills.


Turns - Deep Pushoffs

By Glenn Mills to Starts & Turns | Oct 01, 2013 03:02PM

If you want great underwaters, you have to start with the right angle. Here's a drill that's fun for kids, and teaches good habits.


Starts - Avoiding Bubbles

By Glenn Mills to Starts & Turns | Apr 02, 2013 10:04AM

Developing the ability to sneak through the surface on a start can help you carry more speed into your swimming.


Drill of the Week - Backstroke Start Drill

By Glenn Mills to Starts & Turns | Feb 07, 2013 09:25AM

The angle at which you leave the wall on backstroke can help you enter the water faster, and ready for your underwater dolphins.


Turns - Official Tennessee Turns

By Glenn Mills to Starts & Turns | Dec 12, 2012 08:19AM

What's rarer than the date 12/12/12? How about an Alabama alum praising a Tennessee alum on demonstrating the definitive Tennessee Turn?


Turns - Mid-Pool Flips

By Glenn Mills to Starts & Turns | Dec 04, 2012 07:11AM

If you want FAST turns and some interesting training, one good trick is to take the wall out of the equation.


Starts & Turns - Up and Outs

By Barbara Hummel to Starts & Turns | Oct 10, 2012 10:30AM

How you get IN the water says a lot about a swimmer. But so does how you get up and OUT.

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