Working underwater dolphins in our set of the week.
Working on better dolphin kicks is always a good idea. Incorporating them purposely into a set, demands the athletes focus on just that.
Something for everyone this week: kick, pull, choice, and tethers...always fun.
Needed to give the shoulders a little break today, so did this main set entirely with fins (except at the end) and mostly kick.
Our Set of the Week incorporates our Drill of the Week. Think it looks too easy? Make sure you do it with NO FINS.
Recovery set this week. Lots of fins, kick, drills, and easy swimming (except at the end :).
Kick set this week. Actually, it's four short kick sets...one in each stroke.
Many swimmers, especially masters swimmers, find it so challenging to do dolphin kick on their back that they just give up. By combining dolphin kick and breaststroke kick, you can learn this important skill and not feel like you're drowning or going backwards.
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!
Finding "fun" and challenging ways to keep practice intriguing for swimmers is partly what drills are all about. It's even better when these drills tax the swimmers' bodies so that physical conditioning also takes place.
Following this week's kick theme, the set of the week features two kick sets.
We did some pumped-up kick sets this morning, using equipment and body weight to intensify the effort and keep it fun.
6 X 50 (25 freestyle + 25 backstroke); minimum of two underwater dolphin kicks off each wall