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Karlyn Pipes-Neilsen has set more than 200 Masters world records, including at least one world record in every stroke, and multiple world records in the 100, 200, and 400 IM. How does she do it? By focusing on a few BIG THINGS rather than on a lot of small details. Karlyn uses six simple but extremely powerful ideas to guide ALL of her technique work and training. And the same principles that guide her freestyle…also guide her backstroke, breaststroke, and butterfly. In this video, Karlyn shares her six guiding principles. She gives you 6 things you can do — TODAY — to uncomplicate your swimming and make you more aware of what you do in the water.
Karlyn’s ideas are easy to remember and easy to put into practice with the help of her trademark "contrast drills." These focus points and drills work for Karlyn. They’ve proven effective for swimmers all over the world who have taken Karlyn’s clinics. And they’ll work for you. So stop sweating the details. Trade in all the confusing messages you’ve heard about swim technique for a simple and effective way to THINK about swimming. Find out the Big Things that Karlyn does…that you can do in your own stroke.
KARLYN PIPES-NEILSEN has set so many Masters world records that it’s hard to keep track (200+ at last count). In 2004, she was named World Masters Swimmer of the Year by Swimming World magazine, and from 1993 to 2003 she was named 8 times as US Masters Swimmer of the Year. She is the oldest athlete to set and/or hold an NCAA record, and is an age-group national champion in USMS open-water competition. In addition to her athletic accomplishments, Karlyn has 20 years of experience as a coach, clinic director, and motivational speaker.