When you're allowed to use fins to go fast in freestyle... USE them!
Working with younger swimmers, thinking about technique, and forcing some speed.
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.
While the main set sounds simple, it can be one of the toughest sets swimmers do.
Teaching swimmers how to work isn't just for kids... masters need a little help too.
Here's a fun drill if you have a chance to jump in the Endless Pool Elite, or better yet, have one for yourself.
Working on some various strokes... without going so far as to let the strokes fall apart.
What we're starting with is a conversational tone with Jessica, as she takes us through how she thinks about speed, how she trains, and what her favorite drills are.
Here's a set with variations for the entire group. Simply put, here's how to keep a very varied group of swimmers all doing the same sendoff, and stay challeneged.
Hopefully more info coming next week on this.
Between the title, and this shot, tell us if you know what's going on here.
I had recently come across this cool little app called viddy just before I flew to Charlotte to do some work.
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.
Getting your swimmers to REALLY perform in practice sometimes requires a combination of surprise and excitement.