When you're allowed to use fins to go fast in freestyle... USE them!
This drill uses fins, and focuses on two specific aspects of an updated breaststroke technique, using your back to get you into extension better, and diving forward into a shallow bodyline.
This week's set is super versatile and will please the freestylers.
Since we come across so many variations of fins, we thought we'd put together a brief overview of various types you may use in your training. We're obviously fan of FINIS, and had the opportunity to shoot some video on various types of their fins.
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.
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.
There's nothing like being DONE with the One-Hour Swim. Now...where did I put those fins?
So what if you haven't been swimming for, say, 30 years. Swimming today compared to back then, would be like opening a time capsule.
Here's a pic from a recent shoot with some great masters swimmers.
Here's a great way to add a new dimension to an old drill. Two-down, one-up breaststroke drill with fins!
Here are a couple ways to help develop a quick, narrow, and strong flutter kick for freestyle.
Now visiting Ann Arbor, Michigan and working with Team Elite at the University of Michigan.
A very short clip of video showing what your swimmers should look like when sprinting butterfly with fins. We've posted Fast Fin Fly before, but this is reinforcement... plus just some really cool body positions in this.
Determining what path a swimmer will take to fix a problem with their stroke, is sometimes a trial-and-error process.