SwimmersBest Drill Of The Month: No-Touch Dolphin Kicks

SwimSwam thanks SwimmersBest for sponsoring “Drill of the Month.”  This is a SwimSwam recurring feature that brings drills and idea submissions from various creative and innovative coaches all over the world. 

Berzerker Swimming’s Tiny Martucci was facing a few weeks without swimming to help her shoulder recover.  This could have been seen as a major set-back, merely taking valuable training time away during the middle of the season. She and her coach instead decided that this might be a great time to focus on making her dolphin kick a much more powerful weapon.  Tiny spent almost a month working dolphin kicks in a variety of ways and often at high intensity.

One of her favorite drills to help build a strong fly kick were called “no-touches.”  This means that each length starts without a push off from the wall, generating the speed carried through the transition from streamline to swimming only from underwater kicking.  This requires a short and still submersion for a brief time to make sure they begin from a dead-stop.

At Berzerker the no-touch can be used in many different ways on kick sets and in swimming sprint sets, and is used several times per week.  Occasionally they are done with equipment, including fins and various types of resistance.




SwimmersBest is leading the way for the future of swim training equipment.  The company offers a broad range of solutions for improving stroke technique, kick technique, and breathing technique.   They provide swimmers, coaches, and teams with the tools they need to balance technique training with conditioning training.  By combining the best drills with the best tools, the SwimmersBest products give swimmers instant tactile feedback so they can adjust their technique efficiently.   The old way of having coaches constantly remind swimmers of their individual problems has proven to offer very little improvement in technique.  All SwimmersBest products are designed to constantly ‘talk to the swimmers’ so they can feel the problems and make corrections.   This unique approach means the swimmers are given negative feedback for incorrect stroke technique, which compels the swimmers to quickly correct the problem on their own. With a constant flow of new innovative product designs, SwimmersBest is a company that will continue to deliver solutions you need.

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