THURSDAY, JUNE 30
We have a day off between our camps, so the Pic of the Week is in honor of the camp we just finished.
Every Thursday like clockwork I get my copy of Sports Illustrated to give me reading material for the week. While I have to say their coverage of Olympic sports is sad to say the least, they have put out a couple of articles that really caught my attention.
In honor of starting our camps this Sunday, the Pic of the Week is just FUN. We know our past pictures of our camps have given the impression that FUN is all we have at our camps, but try this little drill with our campers a few times, and you'll realize it's tougher than it looks!
Last weekend I had the opportunity of a lifetime, at least for me. I traveled with two of my best friends to Montreal for the Formula 1 Canadian Grand Prix of Canada. Being an F1 fan, this was something I had looked forward to for years.
Fast hands are extremely important in breaststroke, and this week's drill, which puts a slight focus twist on a standard drill, presents a tremendous opportunity to prepare the quickest hands possible.
There's a cool kid in New Hampshire that you should keep an eye on because I think he's going to do great things. Name's Aaron. Age 13. Soft-spoken, but gets things done. Still in junior high, but could probably be recruited early for the right price. What can he do? What's he good at? Anything he puts his mind to.
I took a short break from swim training after Nationals three weeks ago, and have been focusing more on biking and running. For swim practice, I've just been SWIMMING, trying to maintain swim fitness and feel for the water, and I've been playing with some new swim toys. Did this practice in a 20-yard pool.
To get the most out of your breaststroke kick you need to connect your feet to the water as high up as possible in your kick. The higher -- or sooner -- you connect with the water, the more time you'll spend in the propulsive phase of the kick.
This week's Pic of the Week features Kaitlin Sandeno performing a backstroke-to-breaststroke transition turn.