Tell us what you think about this freestyle picture.
If you're an older (Masters) breaststroker, you may or may not know how to REALLY sprint in breaststroke. Catching the water immediately at the beginning of the pull becomes essential to really swimming fast. To illustrate this very small fine point, we've recruited one of the fastest breaststrokers in history.
Butterfly 3-3-3 is a simple drill that allows you to train fly longer, and keep your rhythm in check. We asked our friend McKenzie to demonstrate the drill (one of her favorites), and show how it's helped her develop her butterfly.
Backstroke Spin Drill is one of the most FUN drills in swimming because it lets you do all the things you’re not supposed to do, and lets you do them in a BIG way. No splash? You want to be covered in spray when you do this drill. Stay hidden and balanced? Fugettaboutit. Look up? Rotate your hips? Soft, clean hand entry? No way! No time!
Here's a young swimmer during a pushoff. Let us know what you think, THEN watch the accompanying video.
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This week we start to feature our favorite swimmers who are gearing up for Olympic Trials later this month in Omaha, Nebraska. Kicking off our month of celebration is triple gold-medalist backstroker, Aaron Peirsol.
Comment on the freestyle swimmer in this image... THEN watch the short video.
Tell us what you think of the backstroke demonstrated by this young swimmer.
This week's picture is of a Masters breaststroker. What do you think about the timing of his stroke?
Staying in balance in freestyle is one of the best ways to maintain speed. Figuring out how to control your bodyline to OBTAIN that balance, especially when you're completing your pull, is one of the fine points of freestyle.
Tell us what this means to you, and remember... this a still picture. She was moving through her stroke.
Do you over-reach on your backstroke? Having a hard time keeping your hips up? Wondering how your hands should exit to initiate the recovery? Want to get the feeling of where you start your pull? Want to get a bonus effect of practicing your breaststroke underwater pull? This drill is for YOU!
Transferring, or merging your speed from pushoff to swim is a skill that you can never work on enough.
Main set with modifications for triathletes and beginners. Plus a set for those tapering for Masters championships this weekend.