Tip #1: Streamline!
It's simple. The tighter the tuck, the faster you'll spin on a flip turn. But how tight is tight? Can you touch your legs to your chest? If so, then you know what a tight turn is.
This week's Pic of the Week is in honor of our current swim camp. It serves as a reminder to young swimmers EXACTLY how to push off EACH wall.
In this practice, you are using the 25s as active recovery between the 100s. I like doing 100s with active recovery because then, when you swim JUST a 100, it feels really easy.
Our Pic of the Week for this week focuses on Amanda's feet. Comment and get a link to a short clip.
This is a good practice to work on drills -- and to COACH drills. I was able to stop the group or a lane after each of the 25s and give critiques or instruction, but then they got to do some SWIMMING, with a revisit of the drill during the swimming.
"The more I see him (Lance Armstrong), the more I tell myself that he's the only one. He's on another planet." -- Salvodelli, Discovery Team
Who among us has never had a bad race? Who among us has never failed to do what we set out to? Who among us has faltered while the entire world was watching in amazement that you didn't WIN? OK... two out of three for most of us.
We've been doing a lot of all-freestyle practices lately, so I wanted to mix things up a little today.
A long time ago, someone told me that it's harder to STAY on top than it is to get there. I never understood what he meant until I actually won a big meet. When you're on top, you are the target. When you're on top, you have to invent ways to keep yourself there. Once you're on top, you have to reassess your goals.
Another of one of our best "poster" children doing a drill for breaststroke.