Practice 7/16/2020 Minnows & Sharks

Warmup: 1 x 100 IM Kick1 x 100 BK SwimReview Streamline and Position 111 x 50 Position 11Question of the Day: What strokes are you allowed to do a flip turn in during a 50 swim?Correct: Do 4 front flips and 1 back flip (in a ball)Wrong: Swim Free to 1/2 way, flip, and swim … Read more

Pre-Tryout Clinic Day 2

Introduce the “Flow” Dryland Yoga Flow for Swimmers: Created with Microsoft Fresh Paint PlankChaturangaPlankDown DogForward Fold / Lazy PuppetSoldierStreamline111 Freeother arm FreeBoth for butterflyRepeat. Set up your lane 1st person starts in the lane’s corner. Everyone else lines up along the lane line. #1 pushes off, does their activity, then moves over. Returns to the … Read more

Pre-Tryout Clinic Day 1

Warmup A woman swimmer streamlines under water at the start of a race. What are the 3 things for streamline we’re working on? 1) Lock Thumb 2) Look Down 3) Squeeze Ears with elbows Standing on Deck, demonstrate and say it. Jump in and run or swim to 1/2 way in Mini lane as … Read more

4/8/2019 Minnows

Warmup 100 IM Kick2 x 25 Position 11Split up into two groups: Set up your lane review. First person goes in the right hand side of the lane. Everyone else lines up along the opposite side of the lane, near lane line. When the first person takes their turn, wait until they cross the center … Read more

4/8/19 Sharks

Warmup 100 IM Kick100 BKQuestion of the Day: How long is Deerspring pool, the big one? 50 meters.Y = 50 Choice, fly, bk, br, or frN = 50 FLY K no board4 x 25 on 1:00 FR K w/ boad Split up into two groups: Group 1: Group 2: 3 x SL + 2x (11, … Read more

Swimming Game – President’s Day Trivia

Category: Group Activity Core Skill: General Swimming / Quiz Name: President’s Day Trivia This game is actually a trivia portion with a bunch of little mini-games inside of it associated with each President. Holidays are a good excuse to do something different or new.  I remember inventing the baseball swim game for our swim group during the … Read more

Variations on standard techniques for better swimming

At Swimming Ideas we’re all about ability, skill, and learning over endurance. I’d rather see someone swim well than swim sloppy for 200 yards. Perhaps I should say that we’re in the business of “fun and effective” swimming. In fact, I wrote a whole book about creating “fun and effective swim games.”  Through our swim … Read more

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