Breaststroke is arguably the most difficult stroke to coach, whether your swimmers are new to the sport or have more experience. Having said that, a well executed breaststroke is a thing of beauty and is well worth the time spent perfecting it.
Hubert Williams of Sailfish Aquatics shares a set designed to help swimmers close out their IM races with authority.
Grant Holicky shares a distance set he uses with his open water athletes, including national champion Christine Jennings.
Many coaches have problems getting their swimmers to perform well in the mornings. The truth is if a swimmer does not perform well in preliminaries, they may not have an opportunity to compete at night.
Brent Bergstedt of Rocky Mountain Thunder Swimming submits a base-developing set to give swimmers conditioning to build off of.
In today’s Coach’s Intel, Michael Solati of the Blue Marlins of Greater New Haven shares a sprint/anaerobic set he uses with his athletes.
When it comes to distance pool swimming, no male athletes will be referenced more often than Sun Yang or Grant Hackett. Sun and Hackett have displayed domination for several uncontested years on an international stage.
Paul Silver of the Marlins of Raleigh shares two sets his athletes perform during aerobic and lactate weekly cycles.
A researcher at POrtsmouth University in the UK has found a new set of muscles for elite swimmers to focus on. (Above: Nora McCullagh)
In today’s Coach’s Intel Erik Wiken from Heartland Aquatics shares one of his favorite sets.
Marc Danin shares a fast and fun pre-main set to help improve your swimmers underwater work and streamlines.
Many programs are consistent with their work on dynamic movements for underwater specificity, vertical kicking, and monofins (Arnold, 2011), but at the University of the Incarnate Word, we are introducing new hypoxic drills to ensure our athletes are working toward mastering their “Fifteen meters of fame.”
Myrtle Beach Riptides CEO and head coach James Smith shares a mid-season aerobic workout.
Nebraska coaching legend Cal Bentz shares a pre-competition sprint set.
John Nelson of Piedmont YMCA shares a set to measure progression in kick and sprint speed, as well as overall conditioning.