Swim Drill: Kicking on your Back

Learn how to properly kick on your back.

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Swim Drill: Using Paddles

Using swim paddles can help build upper body strength and teach you to have a more powerful underwater catch. Paddles are bigger than the surface area of your hand and will increase the resistance in the water.

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Swim Drill: Catch Up Stroke

The catch-up drill can help you work on body alignment. Staying long and straight, from the tip of your fingers, which are an extension of your fully extended arm, and then all the way down through your shoulder and side…

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Swim Drill : Single Arm

A simple one arm drill to improve balance in the water and single arm efficiency.    

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Swim Drill: Sculling

Sculling:Moving your hand back and forth in the water, at your hips, your shoulder or over your head to keep your body balanced in the water while providing some propulsion. More specifically, this means to gently propel yourself through the…

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Kicking with a kickboard

Kick (Regular):Regular kickboard kick or kick on back with hands over head, fingers locked.

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Swim Drill: 6 kicks / 3 strokes / 6 kicks

Six/Three/Six Drill: Start with Right Side Kick. Complete 6 kicks, then pull three arms strokes, ending up on your left side. Kick 6 kicks on your left side, then take 3 arm pulls to rotate over to your right side.…

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LEARNING FLIP TURNS. 3 STEP GUIDE

3 Step Guide to learning how to do a flip turn. If you’ve ever been intimidated, this video is for you! Learn how to do a flip turn in under 10 minutes and improve your swim confidence and overall ability.

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Ask the Coach

Question for the Coach: Dear coach, when I swim I feel like I have to kick very deep (big kick). I was told to try and rub my toes together but if I try to do that I feel like…

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Training for Triathlon Speed

The Need for Speed Quick and Efficient Workouts that Can be Done in an Hour or Less Here are three quick and efficient workouts that can be done in an hour or less: These are especially good for short course…

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Training for a Negative Split

If you want to go faster, feel stronger, and pass more people at the end of a race then you need to race negatively. I know it sounds a littler errrr, negative, but it is the key to a personal…

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Everything I learned about Triathlon, I learned in Kindergarten

Everything I Know about Triathlon, I learned in Kindergarten Remember when you used to go to the neighborhood pool on the weekend and spend endless hours swimming and playing games with your friends? How about going outside and playing kick…

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3 Off Season Swim Drills that will Help you

The off-season should be your favorite time of year to get into the pool and work on your stroke.  If you have technical elements that need attention, the early off-season is the perfect time to work on them.  Check your…

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Recipe for Completing the Perfect Workout

Sometimes coaches and athletes have different ideas about what makes for a great workout. As a coach, the easiest part of my job is posting a workout. As an athlete, the easiest part of your job should be doing them.…

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Improve your Swim Skills: 6 Week Progression Using a Swim Band

Swimming in a pool is unlike cycling and running where you can create situations to make the workout more difficult by adding things like resistance from going up hill, turning into the wind or changing gears (cycling). In swimming, we…

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