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March 31

Mar 31, 2020 (11:11 AM) - May 31, 2020 (11:11 AM)
March, 31 2020
Age Group 1,Age Group 2,Coaches,Junior Team,Masters,Rookies 1,Senior 1,Senior 2,Senior 3 (Year Round - Shasta College)

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In swimming, your success as an athlete hinges on how efficiently you can move through the water. It’s a medium that’s nearly 800x more dense than air, and requires an entirely different set of technical skills than any other land-based sport. For this reason, any flaw in form is magnified exponentially in the water.

Honing your technique is the best way to reach your potential in any activity, but this is truer in swimming than any other sport. Working on improving technique regularly can drastically improve your overall swimming efficiency, speed, and confidence in the water.

Technique in swimming is so vital that being able to move through the water efficiently determines how well you swim far more than being in great shape does. Two swimmers with a comparable VO2 max will most likely not swim with the same efficiency and rate of speed. You don’t have to be in amazing shape to work on the fundamentals, which is why everyone from novice to elite should work regularly to improve their stroke mechanics.
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Alex Popov is one of the greatest freestyle stroke technicians of his time, and his superior technique can be attributed to why his 50m Freestyle World Record stood for 8 years before falling to the technical suit era. His legendary swim coach describes his technique below:

“Alexander has never practiced anything but perfect, flawless technique in the pool. He doesn’t know any differently. He has perfect body position and perfect application of strength. That is why he can swim so well even when he is out of shape–and it’s why he beats the best swimmers in the world.”  – Gennadi Touretsky

 

Drills for Butterfly and Video

Butterfly Arm Drill

DALBY

3 DRILL ARM IN FRONT

3 DRILL ARM BY SIDE                                       

CATCH UP - ROTATE BREATHING

CLOSED FIST

LEFT/RIGHT

COMBO DRILL

Butterfly Leg Drills

DOLPHIN ON STOMACH

DOLPHIN ON BACK

DOLPHIN ON SIDE

4 KICK DRILL

VERTICAL KICK

4 ROTATE

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