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Freestyle - Reduced Stroke 100s

By Glenn Mills to Freestyle | 3 days ago

Here's a simple aspect you can add to any set to give you some insight on what you actually know about your stroke.


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Backstroke - Shoulder Recovery

By Glenn Mills to Backstroke | 9 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.


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Breaststroke - Flip Turns With No Pushoff

By Glenn Mills to Breaststroke | 17 days ago

Nearly 7 years ago, we published a drill that showed breaststrokers using flip turns and no underwater pull to better simulate long course training in a short course pool. Here's another level to that.


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Breaststroke - Sneaky Extension Practice

By Glenn Mills to Breaststroke | 24 days ago

One of the most important aspects of a great breaststroke will be the extended position underwater. Here's a little bit of a sneaky way to get your swimmers to practice this.


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Freestyle - Disappear Behind Your Hand

By Glenn Mills to Freestyle | Jul 23, 2014 08:15AM

Keeping your body narrow on freestyle makes hydrodynamic sense, but how narrow IS narrow?


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Freestyle - Double Band Kick

By Glenn Mills to Freestyle | Jun 04, 2014 08:00AM

Here's a fun way to use the FINIS Pulling Ankle Strap that can help your swimmers learn a better flutter kick.


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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.


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Freestyle - Fin Sprint

By Glenn Mills to Freestyle | May 21, 2014 06:00AM

When you're allowed to use fins to go fast in freestyle... USE them!


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Developing a Narrow Flutter Kick

By Glenn Mills to Freestyle | May 14, 2014 06:00AM

Other than the freestyle pull, flutter kick is the most used skill in swimming. Some people kick well, other people kick poorly, but just about everyone kicks a little when they swim freestyle. While it sometimes takes a lot of thought to develop a good flutter kick, it's certainly worth the time.


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Breaststroke - Back Throw Extension

By Glenn Mills to Breaststroke | Apr 30, 2014 12:11PM

This drill uses fins, and focuses on two specific aspects of an updated breaststroke technique, using your back to get you into extension better, and diving forward into a shallow bodyline.


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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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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.


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Freestyle - Narrow Flutter Kick

By Glenn Mills to Freestyle | Apr 02, 2014 05:30AM

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 | Mar 26, 2014 11:37AM

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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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.



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