Butterfly - Fly with Flutter Kick

By Glenn Mills to Butterfly | 23 days ago

Looking to overload your fly just a bit more? Here’s a stabilization exercise that overloads both the front and back of your butterfly.


Swimming Workout of the Week - May 9, 2014

By Barbara Hummel to Set of the Week | May 09, 2014 08:09PM

This week's set starts with technique...specifically, how your hands and forearms interact with the water on the catch...and finishes with six 100s that test how well you paid attention during the technique session.


Freestyle - Position 11 Surge

By Glenn Mills to Freestyle | Mar 26, 2014 11:37AM

When swimmers start to become more accomplished, they can start to add smaller focus points to standard drills. This is one instance of that.


Freestyle - Eyes-Up Catch

By Glenn Mills to Freestyle | Mar 05, 2014 08:00AM

Sometimes it's a good idea to SEE what you're doing when you're trying to master a skill.


Main Set Monday - Catch Until You Can't

By Glenn Mills to Silver (Intermediate) | Dec 09, 2013 02:50PM

This set is designed to push the swimmers technique until they can't hold it anymore. Make sure the intervals reach a level that is right on their edge of ability.


Freestyle - Hand Drive

By Glenn Mills to Freestyle | Nov 26, 2013 01:55PM

Just like in the real world, the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. When swimming freestyle, we need to focus on making sure we're driving our hands forward during extension.


Backstroke - Learning Spin Drill

By Glenn Mills to Backstroke | Oct 29, 2013 07:00AM

When our swimmers start to move forward to a more advanced level, it's time to take some time to focus on hand speed.


Freestyle - Playing with Surface Area

By Glenn Mills to Freestyle | Sep 19, 2013 12:07PM

All swimmers need to understand how to use their entire arm to pull in freestyle, so here's a fun way to move the pull from depending on your hand, to depending on your arm.


Freestyle - Kickboard Extension

By Glenn Mills to Freestyle | Aug 13, 2013 09:58AM

Using a kickboard to stabilize the body is a good way to teach the freestyle catch, and freestyle extension.


Freestyle - Simple Catch Practice

By Glenn Mills to Freestyle | Aug 06, 2013 09:06AM

Here's a simple drill to help with the freestyle catch... with the emphasis on simple.


Backstroke - Working on the Catch

By Glenn Mills to Backstroke | Jul 02, 2013 09:19AM

Building on last week's backstroke thumb-out, pinky-in drill, here's a way to work the backstroke catch into the progression.


Backstroke - Thumb Out Pinky In

By Glenn Mills to Backstroke | Jun 25, 2013 08:08AM

Identifying how the hands work in backstroke is the beginning of developing a good recovery and catch.


Swimming Set of the Week - May 17, 2013

By Barbara Hummel to Set of the Week | May 21, 2013 09:24AM

Short set this week to wake up the connection between the catch and the core.


Swimming Set of the Week - February 1, 2013

By Barbara Hummel to Set of the Week | Feb 01, 2013 02:34PM

There's nothing like being DONE with the One-Hour Swim. Now...where did I put those fins?


Main Set Wednesday - Freestyle Technique, then Some 200s

By Barbara Hummel to Group (Mixed Levels) | Nov 28, 2012 12:02PM

First part of today's practice was all about technique and building awareness of rotation, kick, and hand entry. Then we carried the focus points into a set of 200s.

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