When working on flip turns with junior swimmers it is important that we do not make the turn too complicated to begin with, so that the basic movement patterns are … Continue Reading Key checks for Flip Turns
Nearly every session we do in our squad involves some kick work. It always has a purpose. Sometime, we use it to warm up for the main set or to … Continue Reading What are you trying to achieve with your kick sets?
There are three things that we try to get our junior swimmers to work on as they learn good breaststroke technique. When we talk about good technique, we often reference … Continue Reading What do we mean by swimming breaststroke ‘downhill’?
Diving and pushing off the wall, from a start or turn, is the fastest that a swimmer travels at any point in a swimming race. To maximise speed off the … Continue Reading Monday – working the dolphin kick
Having a strong effective kick is the at the foundation of developing good body position in the water. Too often, though, I see swim squads doing kick sets with no … Continue Reading Thoughts on developing kick strength
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 … Continue Reading Wednesday – Back to Front