Not all drills are about body position, and this one sure isn't.
Here's a simple aspect you can add to any set to give you some insight on what you actually know about your stroke.
Nearly 7 years ago, we published a drill that showed breaststrokers using flip turns and no underwater pull to better simulate long course training in a short course pool. Here's another level to that.
How do you know when what you're doing in practice is unproductive? When is working harder, just not doing what you want it to do in the long run? Here are a couple ideas that can help.
This is a set that will challenge all swimmers on all levels. Don't be wimpy on the first 50, or it will be too easy.
If you want to create effective changes in a swimmer, it takes time. Using the Tempo Trainer can help bring about that long-term change.
The next time your coach asks you to work on a particular skill, and they tell you with a sense of urgency, or demand, give this a try.
We don't typically have much opportunity to swim long swims at the lunchtime practice. Many people show, and it's a short course practice, so long swims would create too much chaos.
Building a feel for the water as well as team bonding, this drill is good for many reasons.
Getting your swimmers to swim 15 x 200s without them actually feeling that boredom that can sometimes come with it is always a challenge. Breaking up the set helps.
Here's an IM set that puts the emphasis on good, strong, stroke swimming.
Here's a short set to help swimmers learn what it feels like to swim at a specific pace.
We created a short sequence that got the swimmers thinking of the correct front half of the body for breaststroke extension.