Swimming Obstacle Course, A Wildcat Challenge

This swimming video was produced and edited by SwimSwam contributor, Kelly McCommons.

Matthew Williams, Head Swim Coach of YMCA of Marquette County, challenged the Northern Michigan University Wildcat Swim team to take in a fun and creative approach to their workout routine while their pool is under going repairs. Lead by head coach Heidi Voigt, they attempt to tackle this creative and challenging course under 2 minutes. At first it didn’t seem like much….until they started to race each other. We chime in when the competition gets good.

See Kelly McCommons’ last training video, Age Freestyle Drill with the Da’ Yoopers.

The YMCA of Marquette County Killer whales takes a look at weaknesses among the team through the past year and address them through our spring stroke clinics. Head coach Matthew Williams explains some of the drills and tricks we use to help young swimmers through early challenges.

What is a Yooper? From Urban Dictionary:

Yooper is a common term for residents of the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. It is derived from the initials U.P. which is pronounced you-pee. U.P. stands for Upper Peninsula, as opposed to the lower peninsula of Michigan. It is not a derogatory term. It is used mainly by residents of lower Michigan and Wisconsin.

“Say yah to da U.P. eh!”

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7 years ago

Love the music. The flip on the physio ball in the middle of the pool is great.

jean Michel
7 years ago

Very interesting Video . thanks a lot Mel for this .

7 years ago

what brand of jump ropes are those?

About Gold Medal Mel Stewart

Gold Medal Mel Stewart

MEL STEWART Jr., aka Gold Medal Mel, won three Olympic medals at the 1992 Olympic Games. Mel's best event was the 200 butterfly. He is a former World, American, and NCAA Record holder in the 200 butterfly. As a writer/producer and sports columnist, Mel has contributed to Yahoo Sports, Universal Sports, …

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