All Strokes – The Seven Competitive Turns

All Strokes - The Seven Competitive Turns

It’s easy to break turns down into two forms, open turns, and flip turns.  We wish it was that easy, but competitive swimmers will need to know all seven of the competitive turns. Why do it: Unless you’re only going to swim freestyle, then mastering all the turns will allow you to compete in Individual.. Continue…

Freestyle – Reach Full Extension

Freestyle - Reach Full Extension

Learning to reach your goals, starts with learning to reach in the pool. Why do it: Reaching full extension in freestyle is a necessary foundation for swimmers at every level. Learning to create a slippery line to glide through the water, which requires balance, and a sense of flying, will allow you the ability to.. Continue…

All Strokes – Reading the Clock

All Strokes - Reading the Clock

Coaches will understand the importance of this week’s video, especially when working with younger swimmers. Why do it: Learning how to read the clock, knowing when to push off, and how to prepare for your interval before you get back to the wall, allows for a well organized practice. The less chaos during training, the.. Continue…

Freestyle – Head Position

Head Position Blog

Slight changes in your head position can have a big impact on how fast you are in freestyle. Why do it: Focusing on head position, rather than allowing your eyes to distract you, can help your body stay in a more proper line, which can provide better balance, better rotation, better extension, a more productive.. Continue…

Freestyle – Flutter From the Hips

Flutter Kick Blog

Developing the proper flutter kick starts to teach swimmers about how less is more, and focusing during kick sets can help make you a better swimmer. Why do it: Flutter kick is the most used kick in swimming, so you can consider this a foundational aspect of competitive swimming.  Learning how to harness the power.. Continue…

Turns – Underwater Dolphin

Turns - Underwater Dolphin

Make the most out of every pushoff and start, great underwater dolphin kicks will change your entire potential in the sport or swimming. Why do it: The fastest you’re going during swimming is when you’re leaving the wall.  The goal then becomes hanging on to that speed for as long as possible.  Underwater dolphins can.. Continue…

All Strokes – Streamline

All Strokes - Streamline

We’re stepping way back here, to the simplest, yet most important skill in competitive swimming. Coach’s from across the world will say this swimming definition more than any other word, and say it more frequently… Streamline. Why do it: Travel farther, faster, with less effort, and initiate a foundation that allows you to build efficient.. Continue…

All Strokes – Practice Pushoffs

All Strokes - Practice Pushoffs

When working with new swimmers, it’s very important they start to understand that everything they do in practice has a purpose. Why do it: No matter which turn you’re doing, you’ll leave the wall in a very similar fashion. You’ll either be on your side, or on your back, you’ll never be on your stomach.. Continue…