In this Fast Swimming Techniques Video Series, we dissect the Freestyle Flip Turn_____ into 4 parts. The Approach, the Flip, the Pushoff and the Breakout are all equally important to a fast turn. In part 1, Gary Hall Sr. talks about common mistakes made during “the Approach” as well as important swimming drills that can improve your own swim training program and help you get ahead of your competition.
In this video about swimming starts, Coach Gary Hall teaches the proper distance one should maintain between feet both side to side and back to front on the modern swimming starting block. Getting off to a good start can make or break a race but many of us don’t have advice on how to setup and execute great swimming starts. In this swim technique video series on various swimming start techniques we will guide you through the essentials that we believe will lead to not only faster but also safer swimming starts and much faster results in the pool. With the limited amount of swimming starting blocks that have the back foot plate and side grips, many of us use these for the first time at a competition. We hope this video will get you thinking about the change in swimming start technique that you might expect when transitioning to these new blocks and how you can use these features as an advantage.
Freestyle - Head Position
Swimmers must be aware of the laws of resistance, propulsion, and inertia if they are to be fast and efficient in the water. Click HERE for an excellent visual reminder of what coaches teach swimmers every day, all the time.
Many freestylers swim with heads too high. In a crowded swimming pool, swimmers often look forward, hoping to avoid a collision with one of their teammates. These defensive swimming techniques create a bad habit that slows them down. In this Race Club Swimisode, world record holder and Olympic champ Roland Schoemanand Lexie Kelly show how head elevation slows their swimming techniques. Japanese champion, Junya Koga, swims freestyle the way we teach swimmers–effortlessly with his head in the dynamic swimming position.
Coach Mike Holtzapfel