SSL Spring Sprints (West) – April 2019
SSIS swimmers performed to the best of their ability in last weekend’s Nanjing Invitational Meet, coming 3rd out of 12 schools, the first time we have ever placed as a … Continue Reading SSIS places 3rd at Nanjing Invitational
As we face dark and cold mornings getting out of bed for that early morning workout is challenging and only for the most motivated…
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’?
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
Whenever swimming breaststroke in training, it is vital that swimmers work on maximising the breaststroke pullout for the following two reasons: Getting the most speed and distance off the wall … Continue Reading Maximizing the Breaststroke pullout
Yoga is an excellent way for swimmers to gain strength and flexibility. 1 or 2 sessions a week will not only benefit your swimming but the mindfulness benefits and mental … Continue Reading Yoga for Swimmers – 1 app and some video
While there are other swimmers in our lane during training, swimming can be a lonely sport at times. Sometimes we feel good and we get through sets comfortably to a … Continue Reading Toughing it out
I was watching re-runs of the World Short Course Swimming Championships in Doha that were held in 2014. In the men’s 50m freestyle we got to see as close to … Continue Reading The Perfect Start
In many of our sessions, swimmers are asked to swim a single arm backstroke rotation drill, to focus on a good catch with the opposite shoulder lifting out of the … Continue Reading Backstroke – the importance of shoulder rotation
Kicks sets are staple of most swimming sessions and there is good reason for this. An effective, strong kick is what lies at the base of good body position in … Continue Reading Developing a killer kick – ankle flexibility
Good training habits lead to good racing and good times. Many of the top swimmers past and present point to the attention to detail that they give in training just … Continue Reading The importance of good habits