It's always amazing to me, as a coach, that even when we all know something is good, certain people refuse to practice it daily.
Every race begins with the start. How you react and the direction you choose can determine if you're ahead or behind.
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.
We had a great opportunity to spend time with Olympic Medalist Kim Vandenberg yesterday.
Developing the ability to sneak through the surface on a start can help you carry more speed into your swimming.
The angle at which you leave the wall on backstroke can help you enter the water faster, and ready for your underwater dolphins.
To go along with this week's drill, how you plant your feet against the wall for a backstroke start is key.
Sometimes it's great to just take some time and dedicate a day to filming.
Our set of the week offers many chances to practice starts, breakout speed, fast turns, and finishing speed.
Here's a cool pic, with a video embedded in our app that goes along with it.