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Why Swimmers Should Be Doing Drills
As a swimmer, I love when the coach writes DRILL on the board. I know that I can focus on my technique without worrying about my speed.
Drills That’ll Help You Build Your Lung Strength and Improve Your Freestyle Breathing Pattern
Swimming is considered more difficult to learn than other endurance sports because of the complications associated with being in the water. The most obvious one is the need to breathe air in an aquatic environment.
Four Drills to Perfect Your Backstroke
Six-time Olympic medalist Matt Grevers shares some of his favorite backstroke drills to help him maintain his elite-level performance. Try these drills and hone your technique, and you’ll be swimming like an Olympian.
Tips and Drills to Improve Your Butterfly
One of the most common problems you’ll notice in butterfly is too much up and down motion. If you have a big wave or amplitude to your undulation, you’re exerting a lot of unnecessary energy for the wrong motions. That expenditure, which ...
Freestyle Recovery Drills for Your Swimmers
Gather a stout pole, some hefty rope, and a passel of firewood—you’re going to want to burn me at the stake for heresy. My proclamation for today is this: Drills are the greatest evil in the sport of swimming!
How Sculling Will Make You a Better Swimmer
As I started teaching and coaching swimming, I spent many years sculling forward and backward along with my swimmers. It was not only useful for teaching, but I also got faster and stronger as well. I was feeling pretty confident about my ability to ...
Try These Drills to Master Breaststroke
Here are some drills to develop quick and effective recovery movements in breaststroke.
Swimming With Fists: A Drill to Be More Efficient on All Four Strokes
If you grew up age-group swimming, chances are you did a drill during which you swam freestyle with your hands clenched in fists or had a coach who made you grip a tennis ball while swimming. You might not have known why you were doing fist drill. Ma...
Breaststroke Timing Drill
Drills are an important part of swimming. We hope that you find value with this new drill series.
Reboot of Classic Drills That Will Help Your Freestyle and Backstroke
For years, coaches have trotted out the same drills that they were taught as swimmers. Everyone was doing them, and the results seemed to fit the thinking about the most effective ways to swim. As swimming evolved, it became apparent that some of th...