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…

Vertical Flutter Kick

Vertical Flutter Kick

This drill is part of our Backstroke – Skill Progression with Rohan Taylor course on our subscription site.  This is one of 13 beautiful chapters featuring two Olympic backstrokers, Bindy Hocking and Ash Delaney.  You can see them all here. —————————- There’s no better way to train a narrow, consistent kick than with vertical flutter kick… Continue…

Boring Practices

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Yep, it happens to the best of us (and me). The other day, I was giving some kids I work with a practice, and about half-way through, one looks up to me and says, “Are we doing this again?”
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Underwater Dolphins – Increasing Rate

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When working on your underwater dolphins, experimenting with rate may be the big change you’ve been looking for. Why do it: You can’t work on your underwater dolphins enough, but only working on how many you take off each wall may limit your ability to really find that perfect underwater.  Experimenting with how quickly you.. Continue…

Consistency and Frequency

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The repetitive nature of our sport — the constant back and forth, swimming miles upon miles on a daily basis, all to end up in the exact same place we started — can lead to either a monotonous or a stimulating environment. While I won’t sugar coat it, swim training is a mentally grueling undertaking.  Those.. Continue…

Freestyle – Breathing to Both Sides

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Sure, most people call it “bilateral” breathing, but when you’re working with developing swimmers, try to keep the language as common as possible. Why do it: Trying to make sure you build a balanced freestyle when you’re younger, gives you the decisions later about which side may be more powerful, or easier to breathe to.. Continue…

Breaststroke – Flip Turns

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If you want to build a great long course breaststroke, but only swim in a short course pool, here’s a quick trick to give you a couple extra strokes for training. Why do it: We work so hard on our underwater pullouts, that if you only train short course, you may never take enough strokes.. Continue…

Freestyle – 6-Kick Swim

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When you’re trying to build a great freestyle, it’s important you focus on the extreme ends of the body. Why do it: Learning how to drive the hands forward from the legs will help you develop a more complete stroke, and then afford you the ability to choose how fast you want to go, or.. Continue…

Backstroke – Breakout

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Maintaining your momentum from underwater dolphins to swimming, requires a clean breakout, avoiding resistance. Why do it: If you’ve worked hard on creating great underwater dolphins, you don’t want to throw that speed away by have a sloppy breakout. How to do it: 1 – Learn your underwater dolphin count. Either the number of kicks.. Continue…

A Season Is Like Every Night

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Many of you may not know, but I’m a 53-year-old father of a 15-month-old daughter.  My joke to my friends is that my first two children graduated from college, the same week my 3rd got her first tooth (true story).  Madison is an amazing, wonderful… yeah yeah… you get the point… I love her and.. Continue…