Ariana’s favorite drill for training a powerful, fast butterfly kick is “vertical dolphin kicking.” Watch her demonstrate this drill in this video.
Watch elite swimmer Laura Sogar demonstrate her favorite breaststroke drill in this video.
We sometimes get questions from swimmers about leg cramps during kick sets. What causes them? More importantly, how do you get rid of them? Sheila Taormina gives this advice for avoiding cramps during kick sets.
Your swimming tempo or stroke rate is as important as stroke count. A swimmer must strive to lower either of the two numbers without adversely affecting the over-all equation. Sheila discusses how timing can enable improvements in your swimming equation.
In her book Swim Speed Workouts, 4-time Olympian Sheila Taormina describes a key concept for developing your fastest freestyle, the Serape Core Drive.
In her book Swim Speed Workouts, 4-time Olympian Sheila Taormina describes a key concept for developing your fastest freestyle, the Serape Core Drive. Here’s Part II of an overview of serape swimming.
The Streamline Kick on Back is three drills in one. You’ll get immediate feedback on the streamline of your body. You’ll build your core muscles. And you’ll strengthen your kick.
In this video, David Morgan demonstrates the proper positioning for the Serape Kicking Drill.
This video is a simple demonstration of good freestyle flutter kicking technique using a kickboard. If you are prone to cramping during kick sets, take a look at this video and at these tips from Sheila Taormina on how to avoid kick set cramping.
The One-Arm Pull with Kickboard is a variation on the One-Arm Drill that some swimmers find easier. Swimming with one arm at a time immediately reveals uneven strokes.