Ending the year with a breaststroke set of the week :)
This week's set is meant as a recovery set after a speed day, but it can sneak up on you if you do the 75s correctly. At the bottom is a modified version for less-speedy lanes.
Even an old breaststroker has to give in to the demands for backstroke every once in a while.
Barbara's masters group used their kick day to accept Glenn's challenge to do just a little bit more with the Head-Up Dolphin drill.
Thanks to Barbara for throwing down the gauntlet to my noon masters group. When they saw Barbara's group doing the Head-Up Dolphin drill, they said... WE WANT TO DO A LITTLE BIT MORE!
Here's a short freestyle progression, using a combination of drills to help swimmers focus on balance, the timing of the weight shift in the body, and holding the water into the catch.
Mixing in drills to regular training breaks up practice, and also keeps people focused.
Olympian Staciana Stitts performing a very cool breaststroke drill.
Mellow 400s today, interspersed with 75s that get faster throughout the set.
Taking an old standard drill like single arm, and turning it in to a set, can force swimmers to think and discover.
Olympian Roque Santos answers questions from our app and website users: What's your favorite drill?
Online version of Staciana Stitts and Dave Denniston share 24 of their favorite drills for breaststroke.
In this pic, there is something specific happening. Can you identify what it is?
What kind of set do you do when half your team is out with the flu, the other half is just back from two weeks of bronchitis ("bronchation"), and everybody is late because they're plowing out from 2 feet of snow?
Drills... will they fix the problems with your strokes? Yes and no.