A couple new videos published to www.goswimtv.com.
Single focus today...getting the knees to the chin on all turns (flip and open).
Swim practice is always a great place to actually... practice... techniques that you'll be using in races.
Teacher Steve Haufler instructs the progression for the backstroke to breaststroke turn.
Teacher Steve Haufler teaching the world's best turn drill
Some various shots from morning practice. There's something a bit interesting, or strange about each one of these.
Many swim coaches are adamant about having their swimmers NOT GRAB the wall on an open turn... even when there's a wall to grab...and it's legal to grab it. This advice can actually slow you down at the turn.
To swim your fastest, one thing you always have to keep in mind is how FAR you swim. Swimming straight in a race means you're swimming the shortest route possible to the finish.
A longer set this morning which required some thinking, and pinpointing exactly what the coach wanted done. Just like yesterday, without attacking the focus points, it's just going back and forth.
These pictures are of the pool where we've just started swimming.
Our last in a fun series from Pine Crest School in Ft. Lauderdale. We continue to use the stretch cord as a target with an old standby drill, Tennessee Turns.
When many younger and older swimmers come off a flip turn, they're sometimes disoriented and push off incorrectly. In order to learn a great line, and stable exit from a flip, here's a good sequence to help.
On the road shooting more video, we got Eric Shanteau to do a quick demonstration of a back-to-breast crossover turn. Much more to come on his upcoming DVD.