Coach’s Intel: Lucy McLaughlin of Streamliner Aquatics Shares a Drill-Based Workout

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The following workout was submitted by Lucy McLaughlin of Streamliner Aquatics, of Boise, Idaho. This workout is a little more stroke and drill-centric:

I love doing drills in 75’s working on specific aspects of a stroke.  These are mostly more for beginners and intermediate swimmers.  I have not included intervals as that really depends on the group.

6 X 75 (25 RAO fly/ 25 LAO fly/ 25 2-2-2 fly)

-focus on shoulder movement and getting hips up at hand entry

3 X 100 IM perfect stroke

6 X 75 (25 side kick 6 backstroke/ 25 L-Pause backstroke/ 25 swim perfect backstroke)

-focus on keeping head still, body alignment, and reaching through the recovery

3 X 100 IM perfect stroke

6 X 75 (25 BR with fly kick, 25 2kick-1pull BR, 25 Br perfect swim)

-working on getting shoulders and body integrated into the BR motion

3 X 100 IM perfect stroke

6 X 75 (25 RAO+catchup+3 point pull, 25 LAO + catchup + 3 point pull, 25 perfect swim free)

-working on an early catch with high elbows

3 X 100 IM perfect stroke

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Can you elaborate on three point pull?… Fingertips, wrist, elbow?

About Olivier Poirier-Leroy

Olivier Poirier-Leroy

Olivier Poirier-Leroy has been involved in competitive swimming for most of his life. Starting off at the age of 6 he was thrown in the water at the local pool for swim lessons and since then has never wanted to get out. A nationally top ranked age grouper as both a …

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