I have to say, I’m not a fan of hypoxic training for masters swimmer, but I am a fan of learning efficiency to the point of not needing air.
The pull buoy is rarely used to teach the ownership of balance, but by using it to shift the balance point of the body, a swimmer can learn more about adjusting their stroke.
Staying in balance for a smooth freestyle isn’t always as easy as it looks. Sometimes it takes more than one to really accomplish the perfect stroke.
A couple great swimmers sent me a couple new products they developed. Turns out they work great together.
Here are a couple ways to help develop a quick, narrow, and strong flutter kick for freestyle.
Here’s a short freestyle progression, using a combination of drills to help swimmers focus on balance, the timing of the weight shift in the body, and holding the water into the catch.
After spending a week in London watching the Olympics and seeing an old friend, Coach Dave Durden, we were reminded of a drill Dave shared with us.
There’s been a lot of talk lately about the straight-arm pull versus the bent-arm pull. Paddle versus propeller. Linear pull pattern versus S-shaped pull pattern. To figure out which is best for you, you need to experience both types of pull.
If you want to have some fun with stretch cords and a Tempo Trainer, here’s a quick, challenging sequence to help you learn a better pull.
Bermuda Olympic sprinter, Roy Burch, stopped by the Endless Pool Elite while at the Santa Clara International Grand Prix last week.