Swimming Technique November 2015 Issue



Swimming Technique November 2015 Issue

The Role of Assistant Coach
by Brent Rutemiller
What role does an assistant coach play in the success of a swimming team?

Technique Preparation for the 2016 Olympics
by Rod Havriluk, Ph.D
With the Olympics less than a year away, it’s time to plan for optimizing performance. However, improving technique is not always part of the plan, and often for very good reasons.

Effect of an Instructional Intervention on Swimming Technique & Performance
by Rod Havriluk, Ph.D
In competitive swim programs, training distance is often given priority at the expense of technique instruction .

Improve Your Backstroke Starts
by Bryan Craig
To become better at backstroke starts we need to be more flexible through the lumbar regions of our back, as you can see we include some flexibility drills in the backstroke starts progressions here.

Diving Into Meet Warmup
by Sarah Lloyd
The warm-up portion of a swim meet is best de­ scribed as organized chaos. It’s the time when the pool churns with hundreds of swimmers, each one trying to avoid kicking someone, or being kicked.

A Little Bit of Magic
by Bryan Craig
When I started coaching, I was mentored by Bob Gillett, the legendary coach behind much of Misty Hyman’s amazing success. Bob always told me to do it my way and add a bit of the unusual to everything I do.

Swimming Breaststroke From the Hands Down
by Bryan Craig
There are many ways to swim breaststroke . No one does it absolutely perfectly in every way, though the best do a lot of things right. I think about breaststroke in the following way. I invite you to take one thing and make it your own.

Developing the “Boxer’s Muscle’ for Swimming
by Jan Homolak
If you get mad easily and don’t hold back from throwing a few punches, you might have realized that the serratus anterior is the muscle that gets tired easily. When anatomists realized its function, they decided to put “big swing muscle” and “boxer’s muscle” captions next to the original muscle name.

Brain Over Brawn
by Jan Homolak
I was more than just a competitive swimmer. I was one who always had the impulse to look for the ways to improve in the pool, which sparked my curiosity during lectures in neuroscience.

The Breaststroke Turn
by Jozsef Nagy and Dr. Janos Egressy
The goal of this article is not to describe the turn of a world-class breaststroker. The goal is to illustrate a turn that is — according to the laws of physics and our knowledge of biomechanics — quickly doable.

Out In the Open (Water)
by Lillian Nelson
The University of Tennessee is leading the way in a new trend of ditching the pool at the start of the college swim season and heading to the open water.

Kicking Underwater To 15 Meters: Is It For Everyone?
by Delaney Lanker
Underwater kicking has become the buzz among many swimmers and coaches in the past few years. Since the turn of the century, swimmers have found that the best way to get faster in butterfly, backstroke and freestyle is to go deep.

Race Simulation: The Key To Optimal Meet Performance
by Bryan Craig
Race simulation in a training situation is just that – a simulation. How close is simulation to the real thing? It might look the same, feel the same, but the results are not even close.

Training Sets For Your 200 IM and Butterfly Specialists
by Evan Dulaney
Sets from Cory Kephart and Chad Relframp to help train your swimmers in Butterfly and l.M.