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Dolphin Kick Breaststroke Drill with Rebecca Soni – Video

Rebecca Soni: “Dolphin Kick Breaststroke drill is one of my favorites. For me, the biggest benefit of this drill is being able to work on the timing of the stroke. The timing is the most important variable in this stroke.

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How To Get Your Breaststroke Clicking Again PT. 1

Breaststroke can come and go like the wind. It is frustrating for both swimmers and coaches to have a swimmer’s breaststroke clicking one season and then, in the next, ‘poof’, the technique vanishes.

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Importance of a Taper Phase in Dryland Training

During the crucial weeks and days leading up to swim meets, swimmers should properly implement a taper phase in their dryland training to optimize performance on race day.

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The Final Frontier PT 3: Coupling Motions

One of the reasons that I believe that the up kick on butterfly and freestyle kick (or down kick in backstroke) and powerful coupling motions are two of the last frontiers of fast swimming is that few coaches or swimmers really recognize how important they are or even what they are.

AQUA BOOM® Your Breaststroke With VOLS Head Coach Matt Kredich

In this video clinic feature, Coach Kredich shares three ways to improve your breaststroke using the AQUA BOOM®.

Can You Swim Faster By Caring Less?

Can we try too hard to achieve our goals in the pool? Is there a point where our passion for our swimming becomes counter-productive?

Swimming Technique & Racing Strategy

Swimming technique goes hand in hand with racing strategy. Racing strategy often involves implementing more than one swimming technique.

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Why Should I Track My Swim Practices?

Recently I got an email from a young swimmer asking whether he should start writing out his workouts. Here’s an expanded version of my answer.

FINIS Set Of The Week: Training Between Two Tapers

In today’s swimming world, many swimmers are forced to taper down twice during a short period of time.

Eggbeater: Water Polo Body Balance

Water polo differs from swimming for vertical floating that enables players to take a position and do all the technical…

Bio-Mechanics Of Pass-Shot In Water Polo

Passing the ball is a motor skill that allows the player to prepare for shooting, the last phase of the…

The Swimmer’s 3-Step Strategy for Dealing with a Poor Performance

Even the elite swimmers have bad swims. Here is a simple, yet extremely powerful, 3 step plan for dealing with a poor swim.

Undulation Technique To Improve Butterfly

If you want to practice the Butterfly on a competitive level, first of all, you need to practice the movement…

Analysis Of The Frontcrawl Recovery Stroke On The Cartesian Plan

It is possible to adjust the distance between the elbow and the central point of the head by taking the…

6 Things Swimmers Should Remember When Trying to Improve Technique

Swimming better and faster starts with the ultimate fundamental–proper technique. Here’s what swimmers need to know about getting their technical game tight.

A Simple Trick to Stop You From Freaking Out Behind the Blocks

Here is one of my favorite tricks for keeping calm behind the blocks, while also helping you swim with more control and speed. Whammy!

Freestyle Kicking Power Requires Plantar Flexibility

Having great plantar flexibility of the ankle is a prerequisite for developing a stronger, faster flutter kick.