Recently, there has been a lot of discussion about the backstroke to breaststroke turn in the individual medley. How do you do your backstroke to breaststroke turn as a swimmer? Is it the most effective and efficient way? Do you know what to look for as a coach or as an official? How do you ensure that you are doing the fastest turn possible. (more…)
I am in the very fortunate position of visiting many coaching programs around Australia. These range from high performance programs to small country and metropolitan programs. During my visits, I like to take the opportunity to observe the various levels of teaching and coaching being conducted which support the development pathway for swimmers to the highest performing squad. It has become very obvious to me that there are many interpretations on how the breaststroke pull is performed and as a consequence how it is taught. (more…)
Making mistakes in age group racing is a normal aspect of the development process of an athlete but …
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