Giving time for swimmers to practice backstroke to breaststroke turns is essential for good medley swimming. Today we are working on some 50m repeats with the first 25m backstroke and the second 25m as breaststroke. The video below is a great guide to performing good open medley backstroke to breaststroke turns. Note: with younger age groups swimmers we start with open turns before moving onto crossover turns, which will be covered in another post.
4 x 75m as 25m B/S kick arms extended, 25m left-arm shoulder lift, 25m right-arm shoulder lift @2.15
4 x 50m B/S kick @1.45
10 x 50m as 25m B/S, 25m BR/S @1.30
2 x 100m IM @2.45
4 x 25m Sprints as 1-2 B/S and 3-4 BR/S walk back @2.00
Richard is currently Secondary School Principal of Suzhou Singapore International School, one of China's leading international schools. He leads workshops across the Asia-Pacific region for the International Baccalaureate in the areas of pedagogical leadership and approaches to teaching and learning. Richard consults with schools on the topics of school improvement and effective implementation and use of technology.
With a background in public and independent school education in the UK and Australia, Richard is enjoying his international school adventure in China. He is passionate about developing and supporting educational leaders, as it is essential to improving all schools.
Richard is a proud family man and feels lucky to be married to Kim and father of their son Austin.
In his spare time Richard enjoys to swim, bike and run and is a now retired football player and coach (with occasional guest appearances)