All swimmers have heard the words: “rotate more” during their Freestyle. As coaches, we can definitely see when a swimmer is swimming “flat” on top of the water. What is really interesting from a biomechanics perspective is some coaches opinions on rotating in Freestyle are changing. I was overseas in Australia and visiting with legendary coach, Michael Bohl. Michael (like many other coaches) is more of a proponent of swimming a flatterFreestyle.
Recently our Stroke Technique Coach, Abbie Fish, traveled to Oregon to run a clinic with the Southwestern Oregon Community College’s Swim Team. This was Abbie’s second chance to work with SWOCC and Head Coach, Sandra Bullock. Different from last year’s clinic, this year’s clinic included a week-long, technique and fundamentals “stroke school”. Plus, 3 video analysis sessions where Abbie worked with swimmers, 1:1 with their stroke technique. Here’s a sneak peek into
Are you interested in improving your Backstroke Kick? Well you’re in luck. In her most recent analysis–our Technique Coach, Abbie Fish, breaks down the Backstroke kick for YOU! Missed the first 2 parts of this series, [click here] to catch up! Watch the video below:
Welcome back to Part II of our series on Backstroke kicking. In today’s post, my goal is to teach you the 3 FUNDAMENTAL DIFFERENCES between the Backstroke and Freestyle Kicks–since in Part I of this series, we discussed the 3 similarities. In case you missed Part I of this series, click here to catch up. Otherwise, let’s get started! One of the main things Backstrokers have to deal with that Freestylers never really need to think
Welcome to our newest series on the Backstroke kick! Fundamentally, the Backstroke kick is similar to the Freestyle Kick—with a few key differences. Our goal in this next series is to help you understand the key similarities between the Backstroke and Freestyle kick, along with—the distinct differences, so you can hone in improving your Backstroke kick for your races! Let’s get started… Just like Freestyle, Backstroke is a long-axis stroke.