The 100 Best Swimming Drills

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Meyer & Meyer Verlag, 2007 - Sports & Recreation - 280 pages
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Good swimming is all about moving through the water withthe utmost efficiency. However, it is often difficult toisolate a technique problem through simply swimming laps.For this reason, drills are a fundamental part oftraining at all levels. 100 Best Swimming Drills presentsreaders with the most effective drills drawn from morethan 20 ......
 

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Contents

TABLE OF CONTENTS
10
WhatDrills Are All About
17
Using Swimming Drills
25
Arm Stroke Drills
44
Catch Up
47
All Thumbs Drill
49
Sculling
51
Fist Freestyle
54
Vertical Breaststroke Kick
162
Heads up Breaststroke Kick
164
Arm Stroke Drills
166
3D Breaststroke Arms
167
Breaststroke Sculling
169
Halfstroke Breaststroke
172
Corners Drill
174
Hand Speed Drill
176

Recovery Drills
56
Shark Fin
58
Breathing Drills
60
The Weightless Arm
63
Temple Press
66
Dead Arm Freestyle
68
Leverage Drills
70
The Pendulum Effect
73
Hip Skating
75
Coordination Drills
77
Horizontal Rope Climbing
80
Freestyle with Dolphin
82
Bilateral Breathing
84
DRILLS FOR BACKSTROKE
86
Body Position Drills
87
WaterLine Drill
89
Twelve Kick Switch Backstroke
92
Kick Drills
94
No Knees Streamline Kick
97
Pigeontoed Kicking
99
Quarter Roll with Cup on Forehead
102
Arm Stroke Drills
104
Up and Over
107
Fist Backstroke
109
Corkscrew
111
Recovery Drills
113
Twostep Recovery
116
Locked Elbow Drill
118
Dogears
121
Breathing Drills
123
Rhythmic Breathing Sequence
124
The Breathing Pocket
126
Leverage Drills
128
One Arm Rope Climb
131
Opposition Freeze Frame
133
Armpit Lift
135
Coordination Drills
137
Pinkie Lead
140
Backstroke Balance Drill with Cup
142
Opposition Overlap
145
DRILLS FOR BREASTSTROKE
149
Rocking Drill
152
Kick Drills
155
Breaststroke Kick on Your Back
158
Breaststroke with Fists
179
Recovery Drills
181
Shoot to Streamline
184
Fold and Shrug
186
Breathing Drills
190
Eyes on the Water
192
Tennis Ball Drill
195
Leverage Drills
197
Breaststroke Alternating Dolphin and Breaststroke Kick
199
Stroke Up to Breathe Kick Down to Glide
202
Coordination Drills
204
Stroke Breathe Kick Glide Mantra
207
Glide LengthGlide Speed
210
Thread the Needle
213
DRILLS FOR BUTTERFLY
216
Body Position Drills
217
Weight Shifting
220
Kick Drills
222
Ribbon Writing
223
Deep to Shallow Dolphin
225
Dolphin Dives
228
Vertical Dolphin
230
Back Dolphin
233
Arm Stroke Drills
235
Sweeping Question Marks
238
Onearm Butterfly
240
Left Arm Right Arm Both Arms
242
The Round Off
245
Recovery Drills
247
The Flop
250
Reaching to a Y
252
Breathing Drills
254
Flying Dolphin Dives
257
Eyes on the Water Butterfly
259
Hammer and Nail
262
Leverage Drills
265
No Kick Butterfly
267
No Pause Fly
270
Coordination Drills
272
Coordination Checkpoint
274
Quiet Butterfly
276
Conclusion
279
Credits
280
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Blythe Lucero has been coaching swimming for more than 25 years. She currently oversees two teams, Berkeley Aquatic Masters, and Barkeley Barracudas, where she brings her passion for swimming to the development and training of swimmers of all ages, from novice to world class. Blythe grew up in Berkeley, CA in a large athletic family. She swam competitively in her youth, achieving All-American status in college. In addition to coaching swimming, she trains Water Safety Instructors for the Red Cross.

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