Breaststroke - Sneaky Extension Practice

By Glenn Mills to Breaststroke | Jul 30, 2014 06:00AM

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.


Backstroke - Goggle Under Back Kick

By Glenn Mills to Backstroke | Feb 26, 2014 12:50PM

We've focused on backstroke kick before, but this is a small detail that can also help your entire body position.


Backstroke - Streamline Kick

By Glenn Mills to Backstroke | Jul 18, 2013 05:48AM

Incorporating simple balance drills during kick sets has dual benefits to your swimming.


Drill of the Week - Freestyle Pull-Buoy Balance

By Glenn Mills to Freestyle | Feb 12, 2013 08:29AM

The pull buoy is rarely used to teach the ownership of balance, but by using it to shift the balance point of the body, a swimmer can learn more about adjusting their stroke.


Freestyle - Position 11 for Two

By Glenn Mills to Freestyle | Jan 22, 2013 05:00AM

Staying in balance for a smooth freestyle isn't always as easy as it looks. Sometimes it takes more than one to really accomplish the perfect stroke.


Swimming Pic of the Week - Martyn Forde Freestyle

By Glenn Mills to Pic of the Week | Nov 29, 2012 09:48AM

Barbados Olympic sprinter, Martyn Forde doing some freestyle drilling.


Swimming Pic of the Week - Back Kick Drill

By Glenn Mills to Pic of the Week | Nov 22, 2012 07:58AM

Here's a pic from a recent shoot with some great masters swimmers.


Backstroke - Cup-on-Head Balance

By Glenn Mills to Backstroke | Aug 14, 2012 08:00AM

It's been six years since we posted this drill, and 100 years since it was first introduced, but a better visual was necessary.


Main Set Thursday -- IMs and Short-Rest 25s

By Barbara Hummel to Group (Mixed Levels) | Aug 09, 2012 01:23PM

IM and short-rest 25s today, plus Aquatic Ping Pong.


Main Set Wednesday - Cup o' Head

By Glenn Mills to Silver (Intermediate) | Aug 08, 2012 02:42PM

Thinking more along the lines of Cup 'o Noodles, but the point will be to supply all your swimmers with small cups, to work on backstroke technique.


Swimming Pic of the Week - Barry Murphy Drill

By Glenn Mills to Pic of the Week | Jun 07, 2012 03:30PM

Another great day of filming in Ann Arbor. Check out Irish Olympian Barry Murphy.


Main Set Wednesday -- Strapless Paddles, Noodles, Drill/Swim

By Barbara Hummel to Bronze (Learning) | Apr 18, 2012 02:08PM

This practice got thumbs up from the beginning swimmers on the Masters team that Barbara coaches.


Swimming Pic of the Week - Balance - 03/02/12

By Glenn Mills to Pic of the Week | Mar 02, 2012 09:56AM

This picture is from a new series we're producing for


Freestyle - Ankle Pull Buoy

By Glenn Mills to Freestyle | Feb 14, 2012 10:06AM

Maintaining a stable core is an important part of a good freestyle. This standard drill is a good one to help accomplish this.


Freestyle - Sneaking Up on Air

By Glenn Mills to Freestyle | Jan 31, 2012 09:11AM

Here's a quick and simple drill to help you build a low breath in freestyle.

The Pool

Subscribe RSS Feed

Comments Recent Comments

Underwater Tag Cloud

1650 Aaron Peirsol active drag active recoveryswimming Adam DeJong aerobic endurance age-group Amanda Beard anchoring android Android app ascending sendoff ascending sendoffs Ashley Delaney backstroke balance Barry Murphy beach reading bilateral breathing birthday swim blueseventy Bobby Savulich Body Shape bodyline brain training breakout breaststroke breath control breathing Brendan Hansen broken swims buoy butterfly Carlos Almeida catch challenge set coaches coaching combat side stroke competition crossover turn Cullen Jones Cullen JonesKarlyn Pipes-Neilsen cycle rate Dave Denniston descend set distance per cycle distance training dive dolphin dolphin kick Dominik Meichtry DragSox Drills dryland DVD efficiency eggbeater kick Endless Pools Eric Shanteau Eric Vendt etiquette EVF fatigue feel Finis finisFinis finish fins fist drill flip turn flip turns flutter kick Fran Crippen freestyle gallop stroke goals hand entry hand exit head position heart rate hips hybrid IM inner strength iPhone app Jason Lezak Jeff Rouse Jessica Hardy Kaitlin Sandeno Kara Lynn Joyce Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen Kevin Clements kick kids Kim Vandenberg learn-to-swim Lia Neal long axis strokes loping Margaret Hoelzer Martyn Forde masters Matt Patton medball Michael Phelps middle distance Misty Hyman mobile video monofin negative split neural Olympics one-hour swim open turns open water Over training pace pace clock paddles paralympics parents passive drag propulsion pull pulling pulse rates pushoffs pyramid questiontaper race specific training Rachel Stratton-Mills racing recovery relay starts resisted swimming rhythm Ricky Berens Robert Margalis Roland Schoeman Roque Santos rotation same sendoff Sara McLarty science Scott Tucker sculling SEALs shoulders sighting snorkel speed work sprint Staciana Stitts Starts stations Steve Haufler straight arm recovery streaming streamline stretch cord stretching stroke count stroke rate subscription support swim across america swim camps swim fun swim technique swim training swim video swimming Swimming Golf swimming music Swimsense swimsuit taper teaching Tempo Trainer tether timing training Triathlon tuck turn Turns underwater dolpin underwater pull Vasa water poloswimming water temp weights work to rest ratio Wu Peng

Who is GoSwim?

We are a group of swimmers who swim really fast, and like to help others learn how to reach their competitive potential in the area of professional swimming.

Want More GoSwim?

Subscribe to our RSS feed Subscribe to our RSS feed

built by devtwo