Coach’s Log

Dryland: Turkish Getups

Larry Arnold takes swimmers from Phoenix Swim Club through a well known exercise focused on body and breath control.

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10 Minutes a Day to a Faster Underwater Dolphin Kick

The greats like Mr. Phelps know the value of building a monster underwater. Here’s a quick set you can add to your workouts to see improvement in your underwater dolphin kick.

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Dryland Circuit with Larry Arnold

Over 20 minutes of strength building that doubles for aerobic training.

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Bill Pilczuk on How to Develop an Explosive Start

World 50m Freestyle Champion Bill Pilczuk stops by to share 4 tips for how to develop an unstoppable start.

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Kettlebells for Swimmers

It’s short course season and speed in and out of the walls can win or lose a race. Explosive strength can make the difference and developing that type of strength was the goal for this kettlebell progression with Larry Arnold.

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Leila Vaziri Technique Tips: Freestyle hand position (Video)

Swimming requires a certain amount of feeling and grip of the water – correlating to your hand. Your palm should be flat, creating a gentle pull on the water. Your fingers are slightly spread apart.

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Leila Vaziri Technique Tips: Backstroke head position (Video)

This week, swim coach Leila Vaziri takes on backstroke head position in her weekly series of technique videos.

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Dryland: Running 101 with Larry Arnold

Normally, I wouldn’t go out of my way to do running for dryland but with Larry Arnold it’s much more than just running.

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Developing Speed in Dryland

Can you teach speed? Larry Arnold is developing it. In this clip from a session with Phoenix Swim Club, he shows you one way he works his magic.

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Swim with Leila: Flip Turn Tips video

This time around, Vaziri walks viewers through the finer details of the flip turn, focusing on a tight tuck, a quick rotation and the role of your feet in producing a fast, technically sound flip turn.

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Coach’s Intel: ATOM’s Shaynah Jerrell Shares a Broken 200 Set

In today’s Coach’s Intel Shaynah Jerrell of ATOM shares a broken 200 set that she likes to use with her swimmers.

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Taper Dryland

What can be done on land to help a swimmer during taper?

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Swim With Leila: Freestyle with Breaststroke Arms Video

Swim coach and former National Team swimmer Leila Vaziri shares the next installment in her video series, this time demonstrating freestyle with breaststroke arms.

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Learning the Finishing Kick

How can a rockette line help you finish your race? Larry Arnold will explain how.

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6 Things to Do Before Swimming Your First College Championship Mile

Since the mile isn’t a part of the regular meet schedule but happens to be swum at most championships meets, the coming of the mile is something of an event.

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