10 Things Successful Swimmers Don't Do
Swimmers at the top level make it look so easy, don’t they? Years of practice and focused effort produce strokes that are effortless and fluid. With their nearly superhuman speed and times we forget that they are just as human as the rest. Beneath the smooth performances, lies years of hard work, diligence, setbacks, victories, defeats, and ultimately, triumphs. Over the course of their own respective grind they have learned what to do, and what not to do to succeed.
Here are the video's I would like you to watch with your swimmer, feel free to pause or slow them down to further emphasis portions of the video to your swimmer. I will be asking about the video's each week and have them share with me what they saw and learned.
Freestyle videos: Focusing on technique, really have them listen to this one:
Kicking is so important, freestyle isn't just about pulling, think of the motion of trying to kick off your shoe or sock, that's the motion we are looking for:
Just for fun, here are some recent swims of amazing swimmers:
Do you think one day you can beat Caeleb Dressel? Pay attention to these swimmers streamline and stroke count! Look how far they streamline!
Katie Ledecky is an amazing swimmer, you can watch her here breaking the 500 free American record. Personally I think she is more amazing than Phellps.