Swim Drills

The best way to improve your swimming is to master the drills and practice them regularly. They are part of nearly every workout we create so you most certainly see them. Many of the workouts just say something like “4 x 50 as 25 Drill/25 Free”. This means the first 25m is the drill specified (or choice of drill if not specified), then the next 25 is normal freestyle. Initially, your coach will identify drills that you should be working on. As you develop, you will choose your own drills or you can ask your coach what to work on. 

Drill Videos – Below is a list of videos to the drills I most often prescribe. You should not try to do all of the drills every time. Focus on one or two drills and really focus on the intent of that drill so you can implement that intent when you start your swim workout. 

Catch Up Drill – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I0jai6G7Aag&t=22s 

Finger Tip Drill or Zipper Drill – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RPDK4s6HLfQ

Bow and  Arrow Drill – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=1UI9H2JEoo0

Single-Arm Swim Drill (with or without fins) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vr_8iT3elgI&t=96s 

Switch Kick (6/1/6 & 6/3/6) – Use 1 or 3 strokes between kicks as determined by the coach – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HeyaqhxCZFg

Kick Drill – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Vjfi1erK5dQ 

KOS (Kick On Side) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RRJmTzBZ7u8 

Fist Drill (with or without tennis balls) – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2-Cuujx_Ma0

Tarzan Drill – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=A7SR-M-aLVM 

Alligator Sighting Drill – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KlDG1RE_-Rk 

Sculling – we focus mostly on front to mid sculling but this video covers a few positions that are great to learn as you improve your swimming – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MD4Iya-0dVI 

DPS (Distance Per Stroke)

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