All, welcome back! I’ve actually gotten this question quite a bit – should every swimmer undulate while Butterfly swimming? So I decided I’d go ahead and write a new series on this subject. The short answer is, yes, you have to – but there’s still a few decisions you need to make. Undulation in Butterfly: Undulating in Butterfly literally means the smooth, wave-like motion seen in swimmers while swimming Butterfly.
Backstroke is the third fastest stroke, after Butterfly and Freestyle, and is also one of the most complex strokes due to the obvious fact that it’s swum on your back. In today’s article we’ll be taking a look at how you can improve in this stroke without actually swimming more of it, rather we’ll be taking a look at something you have probably heard of before called Dryland Training. Dryland
Did you know that Butterfly is actually the fastest (in terms of speed) of the 4 strokes — but due to the high energy demands of the stroke, it falls behind Freestyle in the grand scheme of things. That said, in today’s article we’ll be taking a look a 5 Butterfly Stroke Swimming Exercises that you can do to become a FASTER Butterfly swimmer and close the gap between your
All welcome back! This post is strictly designed to help you get your swimmer’s shoulders ready for practice. I know there are plenty of teams that have already ramped up practice, and many of them are getting ready to. This is a VERY exciting time! With that, we want to make sure your shoulders are ready for the stress you’re about to put on them. 3 months without swimming (more
Throughout quarantine, I’ve realized there are TONS of swim coaches out there looking to better understand social media. I’ve had tons of coaches reach out to me to help them learn how to better connect with their swimmers and promote their team through the online realm. While this type of work environment is nothing new to me, I recognized that I was in this unique position where I could help
What if I told you that you could become a FASTER Breaststroke swimmer, not by spending more time in the pool, but by spending more time outside of it — in the gym, on the “dryland” as swimmers like to call it! As well all know by know, Breaststroke is one of the most power-intensive strokes in swimming. And that’s also why breaststroke swimmers are some of the biggest and
Quarantine? Yeah, we get it. It’s getting pretty rough. The exciting news is (some) states are starting to look like they are going to open up soon. The bad news is other states aren’t! No matter where you are in the USA or world, I figured I’d go ahead and write up a short blog on exercises you can be doing during quarantine that’ll directly relate to your swimming races.
Welcome back to Episode 5 of our Social Isolation Podcast. This week, our podcast is broken up into 3 videos. The first video is specifically focusing on the importance of dryland workouts for swimmers and how Harlee Elite’s Head Coach, Alex Clarke, incorporates dryland with his swimmers during their regular training cycle. The second video discusses the layout of Australian swimming and how swimmers grow through their programs. The last
If you have access to a rowing machine, you have an awesome resource to test your energy system capacity and see how it relates to your swimming performance. Here are some tips I have discovered while working with different swim programs: Why Rowing? While running might seem like a good testing mechanism, it requires less ankle range of motion compared to a swimming kick. Some coaches also report running resulting
There’s LOADS and LOADS of blogs out there describing the BEST dryland exercises for swimmers. You could almost spend hours, if not days searching through the web on resistance band exercises, dryland training tools, and fitness tips for swimmers stuck in quarantine at this time — but, what most of these blogs are missing is what EQUIPMENT is actually crucial for swimmers to get in effective dryland training. Depending on