Getting swimmers out of their comfort zones this week.
Here's a fun way to use the FINIS Pulling Ankle Strap that can help your swimmers learn a better flutter kick.
Developing a constant kick is very important for freestyle, but making sure it's narrow will also be something to focus on.
Helping swimmers develop faster hands out front, sometimes starts at the back.
We've focused on backstroke kick before, but this is a small detail that can also help your entire body position.
Lots of groans when the masters saw this before practice...lots of thumbs up after practice.
Incorporating simple balance drills during kick sets has dual benefits to your swimming.
While we've covered this many times before, it seems there's always a need to rehash that a "straight-leg" flutter kick really doesn't mean you don't bend your legs.
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.
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.
Following this week's kick theme, the set of the week features two kick sets.
Going leg heavy doesn't just mean grabbing a board. Simply grabbing the wall can be a good start.
Here are a couple ways to help develop a quick, narrow, and strong flutter kick for freestyle.
We did some pumped-up kick sets this morning, using equipment and body weight to intensify the effort and keep it fun.