Updated Path for The Quest

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After nearly 50 teams, and over 6,000 lengths of video filmed, we’re on the final push to Omaha.  Our path is taking us from Texas, to New Mexico, Arizona, and on to Southern California, then up to coast to Oregon, and then starting the path back to Nebraska for Olympic Trials. Since it’s been so.. 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…

Victory

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Man it’s GREAT to win! It’s what we work for, what we spend our time training for, what we dream of at night trying to get to sleep, and, basically, as an athlete, what we live for. Once achieved, the typical reaction is a HUGE celebration with fists raised in the air, a loud yell, and a smile from ear to ear.
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Consistency is Tough

Starting a new habit seems like you're doing something for the 1st time.

Starting a new habit seems like you’re doing something for the 1st time. Being this is the beginning of a new year, we hear everyone’s “resolutions”.  What we’re all going to do DIFFERENT this year.  What can we do that will make 2016 the BEST year of our professional and personal lives? Creating goals that.. Continue…

All Strokes – Unique Facility

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Heading out for a year, visiting teams, we’re excited to start our year with our old friends at Navy.  Coming home, in a way, brought back some good memories about this unique facility, and will spur unique applications of practice. Why do it: Finding out what’s unique about your pool, and creating drills, or sets.. Continue…

Freestyle – Building The Stroke

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Spending time with the Greater Philadelphia Aquatic Club, we had a chance to watch the group performing the following drill.  The attention to detail was evident, and it was great to watch.  Coach Matt Beckwith shared this with us, where he also said he’d borrowed it from Paul Yetter. Why do it: Building a solid.. 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…