SwimmersBest Drill of the Month

Backyard Pool Training: Cardio and Technique Training For Underwaters

With Interval Intensity methods you can use a short pool and keep yourself in the physical condition you need for your competitive swimming.

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Building ‘High Catch’ Muscles in a Backyard Pool

Backyard pools can be an ideal resource for competitive swimmers and triathletes to keep their ‘swim bodies’ in shape while their local pool is shut down. 

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Backyard Pool Drill: Salo 50

So many are locked out of lap pools, but you can use your backyard pool as an ideal tool to keep you in shape as a competitive swimmer or triathlete.

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Backyard Pool Drill: Resisted Kick Set

If you have access to a backyard pool, it can be a great asset to helping you stay in shape.  But, training in a backyard pool will require you to think…

Can Competitive Swimmers Train Effectively In A Backyard Pool?

This article lays out a host of methods that can be used to simulate true competitive swimming when you only have 25-30 feet of pool available.

SwimmersBest Drill of the Month: Posture Check

March’s Drill of the Month comes to us from Zach Mertens, an assistant coach at Drury University.

Racing Out of Your Turns (Part 1 of 2-Part Flip Turn Series)

Once your body has made the flip, any hesitation, any little last minute adjustments, any imbalance, every single micro change you need to make takes time.

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SwimmersBest Drill of the Month: Build-a-Fly

February’s Drill of the Month comes to us from Scott Thompson, former Florida swimmer and head coach of Oaklantis Swim Team.

Racing Into Your Turns (Part 1 of 2-Part Flip Turn Series)

Most swimmers are given lots of training on the fundamentals of their turns. However, there are 2 turn problems that get worse with endless practices

How To Build Underwater Power, Your 5th Stroke in Swimming

From the early advancements by Jesse Vassallo and David Berkoff, the importance of underwaters continues to expand as the single most technique for swimmers.

SwimmersBest Drill of the Month: Flip the Board

January’s Drill of the Month comes to up from Mark Glover, aquatics director and head coach at the Suzhou Singapore International School.

SwimmersBest Drill of the Month: Countdown Sprints

December’s drill of the month comes to us to us from Jonathan Kaplan, head coach at Swim RVA in Richmond, VA.

Building Kick Recovery Muscles (Glute and Hamstring Muscle Chain Development)

Historically kick muscles are defined as propulsive or recovery, but science shows our ‘recovery’ muscle chain can provide over 30% of our leg propulsion.  

SwimmersBest Drill of the Month: 2T1

November’s Drill of the Month comes to us from Dave Ling, head coach of the St. John’s Legends Swim Club in St. John’s, Newfoundland.

How To Develop Your Swimming Power Off The Walls

There are not a lot of ways to improve your wall power, but you must addressed it in every practice to ensure you don’t get lazy and create bad habits.