Join Us On Our Quest

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For swimmers, the ultimate goal is to stand atop the Olympic podium as their country’s national anthem is played.  It is a goal so ambitious that only a handful of swimmers will ever achieve it.  Yet the goal is so powerful that hundreds of thousands of swimmers pursue it. The Ultimate Quest…A lifelong pursuit of.. Continue…

Welcome to GoSwim

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Welcome Swimmers, Coaches, and Parents! You have reached the new and updated GoSwim!  We have merged our free site (goswim.tv) and our subscription site (goswimtv.com) into one location:  www.goswim.tv. If you’ve been enjoying our free content, don’t worry!  GoSwim will continue to produce and publish FREE content, including Drills of the Week, motivational articles, swimming.. Continue…

Aquajets – Head Games

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This week, visiting Aquajets in Minnesota, we got a glimpse of how they work on stable head position by limited drills. Why do it: We all know that a stable head makes for a better body position and an equal degree of rotation for freestyle and backstroke. How to do it: 1 – Rather than.. Continue…

Backstroke – Catch-Up Drill

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Part of our trip is finding those who inspire us to continue to be better. This week, the drill is explained by the athlete himself, and how he adapts the drill to suit him specifically. All drills, or techniques should be thought of as to how it pertains specifically to you, as no two people.. Continue…

Tools – The Carmel Twist

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What twist do you put on standard drills that make them your own?  Our recent visit to Carmel Swim Club showed us some cool, simple ideas, that do just that. Why do it: Creating a unique setting is part of setting up a culture.  Your own language, your own tools, and your own training methods and.. Continue…

Relay Starts – Team Work with York YMCA

Working on relay take-offs for club swimming means VARIETY and the ability to judge a swimmer’s momentum. Why do it: Because club relays are typically chosen at the last minute, with many swimmers starting off another athlete for the first time, an understanding of responsibility for both the swimmer coming in, and the swimmer taking.. Continue…

Breaststroke – Front Scull

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When National Team Member Brendan McHugh thinks about going FAST… he makes sure he focuses on the initial connection with the hands. Why do it: Front scull for breaststroke helps you find the angle that’s just right between the upper and lower arm to make that early catch. How to do it: 1 – Brendan.. Continue…

Butterfly – Breakout Practice

Butterfly – Breakout Practice

Watching many swimmers over the past couple weeks, we will continue to focus on breakouts. Why do it: Making sure you’re transitioning great speed from your underwater dolphins, into forward momentum into your swimming, can have a huge impact on your overall speed. How to do it: 1 – Start from a start, to get.. Continue…

Butterfly – Triple Kick Breakout Practice

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Throwing in an extra kick to your butterfly can teach you a lot about how important keeping the head down on your breakouts is. Why do it: Most of the time, you only get one opportunity per length to work on your butterfly breakout, this drill allows you many opportunities. How to do it: 1.. Continue…

Breaststroke – Narrow to Wide Pull

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If you’re still searching for the ideal breaststroke pull, and most everyone should be, don’t be afraid to go to extremes. Why do it: Breaststroke continues to show us the most variations in successful styles.  Make sure you’re exhausted all types when developing your individual technique. How to do it: 1 – Start with the.. Continue…

Butterfly – Short Release

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This focal point will be pretty much imperceptible to the naked eye, but the feeling to the swimmers may be a game changer for some swimmers. Why do it: When some, especially young, swimmers are swimming butterfly, they may tend to get stuck during the recovery.  This simply trick will help the hands exit, into.. Continue…

Breaststroke – Toe-Draw Recovery

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If you’re working on creating a clean breaststroke, sometimes you have to start at the end. Why do it: Cleaning up the recovery of the kick can help you to avoid resistance at the exact point there is the MOST resistance in swimming… the recovery of the breaststroke kick. How to do it: 1 -.. Continue…