Ending the year with a breaststroke set of the week :)
Sure, we all know the FINIS Foil Monofin is great for training the underwater dolphin, but there's another great use for it as well.
Here's a quick drill we use with our age-group swimmers to teach a more stable body dolphin.
Even though the majority of time at swim practice is spent going back and forth, it's the switching from one direction to the other that is more important than ever.
If you're looking for challenging ways to gain fitness for your legs, while adding a fun aspect to your training, medballs can certainly help accomplish that task.
Ever since there's been competitive swimming, there have been get-out swims. A great way to encourage swimmers to go faster than they thought they could, with the cherry of getting out of practice 10 minutes early.
Olympian Erik Vendt demonstrating the underwater dolphin kick.
With the talk of tech suits coming back up, I thought I'd post a pic and short video of what people still use their tech suits for.
Coaching in a group setting sometimes requires that you give technique work that everyone is able to do.
Developing a great underwater dolphin is something swimmers can work on every day.
Last week we linked to a video of Michael Phelps practicing vertical dolphin kick with weights strapped around his waist.
Look what we got to play with this morning. It's the new Finis Foil Monofin.
A longer set this morning which required some thinking, and pinpointing exactly what the coach wanted done. Just like yesterday, without attacking the focus points, it's just going back and forth.
We all know a good underwater dolphin kick is incredibly important in your butterfly. The question is... when do you start your kick?