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…

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…

Backstroke – Breakout

Backstroke - Breakout

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…

Playing with Balance

Freestyle & Backstroke - Playing with Balance

Coaches everywhere wish all their swimmers understood some simple aspects of swimming.  One is how to get your body into a great line in the water to create less resistance. Why do it: Learning that there are parts of your body that float, and parts of your body that sink, will help swimmers understand that by searching.. Continue…