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I'm going to bump up the level of this one because it was pretty tough for the noon-masters group.
If you want FAST turns and some interesting training, one good trick is to take the wall out of the equation.
Single focus today...getting the knees to the chin on all turns (flip and open).
Active-recovery set this week...incorporating some early season speedwork and using 125s (yards) to get ready to race 100 short-course meters.
After spending a week in London watching the Olympics and seeing an old friend, Coach Dave Durden, we were reminded of a drill Dave shared with us.
Working on breaststroke kick and flip turns with the "technique group" today.
Working on pace and turn technique today. Here's what we did with the Masters team, but it works for swimmers of any age and ability.
There are sets that ask swimmers to descend time while maintaining a certain sendoff. There are sets that ask swimmers to maintain time while tightening the sendoff. There are sets that ask swimmers to descend time AND tighten the sendoff. This week's set is a little different in that it asks swimmers to descend time while ascending (increasing) the sendoff.
When many younger and older swimmers come off a flip turn, they're sometimes disoriented and push off incorrectly. In order to learn a great line, and stable exit from a flip, here's a good sequence to help.
This week's Pic sequence features Roland Schoeman performing a flip turn.
This drill is sent out to all our friends heading to US Masters Nationals in Atlanta this week. This will be pretty much the last weekend for the tech-suit era and, love 'em or hate 'em, they've made quite an impact on the sport.