My good buddy Dave showed me this drill recently. He uses it to develop power in his arms, and to improve his timing and coordination. He likes the teamwork aspect as well.
Thereï¿½s always plenty to do around the office when Glennï¿½s off somewhere filming or traveling, experiencing the local cuisine, but we like to have some fun, too, when heï¿½s gone. Sometimes we even use products that we donï¿½t sell on the website.
Many basic balance drills in swimming are done in static positions. The goal of these drills is to make you aware of how the water supports your body if you are balanced.
Butterfly and breaststroke can be a struggle for some swimmers, especially if they try too hard to have a big, powerful kick and a big, powerful pull. A big pull and a big kick may FEEL productive, but they create a lot of resistance that you have to overcome to go forward.
Our drill this week is two different ï¿½water strides,ï¿½ taken from the Go Swim DVD Water Running for the Serious Athlete. If you think water running is strictly for the blue-haired set, youï¿½re in for a surprise when you try this.
Breaststroke and butterfly are dependant on a good body undulation. By practicing the simple drill posted here, you’ll begin to have a good foundation of the move you’ll need as you progress further.
One of the most important things to think about when you swim breaststroke and butterfly is WHERE you are sending your energy.
No-Hands Slinky is a short-axis (SA) drill that teaches you to use your core body ï¿½ chest and hips ï¿½ to move down the pool. In breaststroke and butterfly (the short-axis strokes), youï¿½ll move more efficiently if you learn to use your core body, rather than your arms and legs, for propulsion.