Catching Air: Dynamic Squat Jumps

by Garrett McCaffrey 0

February 03rd, 2015 Coach's Log, News, Training, Video

All sports have at least one thing in common, you have to breath. Larry Arnold is teaching the high school swimmers at Phoenix Swim Club how to use their breath to carry them through different exercises. In this short clip he explains how the diaphragm is used in 2 types of breath. The kind when you’re blowing out candles and the kind when you’re fogging up a window or mirror. This is a warm up exercise but the kids looked sharp enough that I will give them dynamic credit. In 6 months working with Larry, I’ve found that those swimmers who are able to carry a breathing rhythm in the water have a much better time finding easy speed in the early parts of the race and enough air for quality finishing speed at the end of races. Simple exercise aimed at letting the breath set the rhythm of an exercise.

Check out other SwimSwam videos featuring dryland from Larry Arnold:

You Will Love to Hate Larry Arnold

Climbing Camelback with Larry Arnold

Warm up Starts from the Ground Up

I also recommend giving him a follow on Instagram @larryarnoldgram. I particularly enjoy the daily pep talk. Anything else you need to know you can find at

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About Garrett McCaffrey

No one lives the sport of swimming like Garrett McCaffrey. A Division I swimmer who spent 4 years covering the sport as a journalist, now coaches club swimming and competes as a masters swimmer, Garrett truly lives the sport of swimming. After graduating from University of Missouri’s award winning journalism program …

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