Main Set Wednesday - Drill Swim

By Glenn Mills to Silver (Intermediate) | Dec 04, 2013 02:41PM

Alternating drilling and swimming to teach better extension in Freestyle.


Freestyle - Hand Drive

By Glenn Mills to Freestyle | Nov 26, 2013 01:55PM

Just like in the real world, the shortest distance between two points is a straight line. When swimming freestyle, we need to focus on making sure we're driving our hands forward during extension.


Main Set Monday - Combining Technique and Swim

By Barbara Hummel to Group (Mixed Levels) | Nov 06, 2013 03:31PM

Workouts that combine technique focus and actual swimming are always popular with Barbara's masters team. This one got a lot of thumbs up.


Freestyle - Playing with Surface Area

By Glenn Mills to Freestyle | Sep 19, 2013 12:07PM

All swimmers need to understand how to use their entire arm to pull in freestyle, so here's a fun way to move the pull from depending on your hand, to depending on your arm.


Freestyle - Kickboard Extension

By Glenn Mills to Freestyle | Aug 13, 2013 09:58AM

Using a kickboard to stabilize the body is a good way to teach the freestyle catch, and freestyle extension.


Main Set Thursday - Freestyle Technique

By Barbara Hummel to Group (Mixed Levels) | Aug 08, 2013 12:03PM

Working four different aspects of freestyle today. So much to learn!


Freestyle - Simple Catch Practice

By Glenn Mills to Freestyle | Aug 06, 2013 09:06AM

Here's a simple drill to help with the freestyle catch... with the emphasis on simple.


Kim Vandenberg Starts

By Glenn Mills to Updates | Jul 16, 2013 10:37AM

We had a great opportunity to spend time with Olympic Medalist Kim Vandenberg yesterday.


Freestyle - Sliced Hand Exit

By Glenn Mills to Freestyle | Jun 18, 2013 08:00AM

Pushing the hand all the way through the exit of the stroke is something swimmers have worked on for years. Here's a little additional point to think about.


Main Set Thursday - Tempo Trainer Combo 100s

By Barbara Hummel to Silver (Intermediate) | Jun 06, 2013 01:09PM

This set works best if you have two Tempo Trainers, but one TT works just fine.


All Strokes - Swimmer's Snorkel

By Glenn Mills to All Strokes (IM) | Jun 04, 2013 05:30AM

We've all either seen, or frequently use, a swimmer's snorkel. Here are a couple points to focus on next time you strap one to your head.


What Do You Focus on When Everything Is Falling Apart?

By Glenn Mills to Motivational Articles | Jun 03, 2013 09:20AM

Training takes its toll on technique. While THAT sounds like a headline from the National Enquirer, it's a typical occurrence during most age-group swim practices.


Main Set Thursday - Bilateral Breathing

By Barbara Hummel to Group (Mixed Levels) | May 23, 2013 01:32AM

With triathlon season already in motion, many masters swimmers need to be "encouraged" to practice their bilateral breathing.


Freestyle - Straighter-Leg Flutter Kick

By Glenn Mills to Freestyle | May 21, 2013 07:01AM

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.


Swimming Set of the Week - May 10, 2013

By Barbara Hummel to Set of the Week | May 10, 2013 12:23AM

This week's set integrates drilling and swimming...freestyle and backstroke.

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