Watch: Israeli Olympian Guy Barnea Experiments With PVC Pipe Drills

2008 Israeli Olympian and former Cal Bear Guy Barnea knows how to get creative with drills.

In the below video, posted on his Facebook page earlier this week, Barnea presents six drills that swimmers can do with just a length of PVC pipe.


Two drills, the “Funky One Arm Pull + Jump,” and the “Crazy Two Arm Pull + Jump,” use propulsion off the bottom of the pool to build arm and leg strength. The “Machine One Arm Pull,” “Grandpa,” and “Swimming Glory” each work on backstroke skills, while the “Spartan” is a freestyle drill.

Barnea is the current Israeli record holder in the long course 50 back (24.64), the short course 50 back (23.27), and the long course 100 fly (51.36). Some of his top international finishes include two long course European Championship bronze medals in the 50 back (2010, 2012), a short course European Championships silver medal in the 50 back (2012), a bronze medal in the 50 back at the 2009 World University Games, and a silver medal in the 50 back at the 2011 World University Games.

While swimming for Cal, Barnea was a member of the 2010 NCAA champion 200 free, 200 medley, and 400 medley relay teams.

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Interesting. Might have to play around with these this spring


so cool. I am a national swimmer of Guyana and is something I would love to try.


So cool. I am a national swimmer of Guyana and I would love to try it.

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