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    MD-04390A: with Coley Stickels, 14x NCAA All American with University of Arizona;
    has coached National Age Group record holders and Olympic Trials finalists

    Today's athletes will thrive on the challenges that Coley Stickels' Mega Drills for Freestyle provides. These drills will not only teach your swimmers the most up to date freestyle techniques, but they will also engage your swimmers by making them think and feel at the same time.

    Providing a "solve the puzzle" challenge, these drills will develop a consistent feel for the critical aspects of the stroke, including:

    • High elbow catch with an early vertical forearm, forward elbow and a hollowed arm pit
    • Thumb in towards belly button in the pull phase of the stroke
    • Rhythm of the stroke and timing of the breath
    • Long, high neck extending the spine to create a flat back
    • Flutter kick

    Throughout the instruction, Stickels' shows you how to train the most advantageous catch position. He incorporates small sculling to train the initial catch phase and progressive longer sculling movements that eventually transition into the full arm pull.

    Stickels emphasizes a "thumb towards belly" movement pattern under the body in his pull phase of the stroke. Many of his drills include snorkel work, as well as underwater recovery that allows the swimmer to watch and see for themselves where the hand travels on the pull portion of the stroke.

    You will see several drills that train timing for both the stroke itself along with teaching the timing of the breath. For stroke timing, Stickels' drills isolate the hand and hip connection that leads to proper body hand/body timing for the stroke. For breathing timing, you will learn how to teach your swimmers to minimally turn the head for a breath and quickly get the head back to midline with eyes to the bottom of the pool. These drills are excellent to assist swimmers that have a late breathing habit or swimmers that stop their kick during the breath.

    In his Turn Approach Drill, Stickels teaches how to coordinate the last arm pull into the wall with the flip turn. The result of this drill is a fast, tight turn with the feet quickly getting to the wall without excessive leg movement.

    Breakout drills are also included to help you teach your swimmers both the timing of the breakout stroke and proper alignment to minimize drag in the kick-to-stroke transition.

    Stickels' drill innovations allow the swimmer to feel the most important stroke components and to train skill essentials such as the turn and breakout. Stickels reinforces that drill work is a perfect way to reinforce stroke positives and also isolate and solve problem areas of the stroke to create more engaged, purpose-oriented swimmers.

    42 minutes (plus 17 minutes of Individual Medley technique). 2013.



    MD-04390B: with Coley Stickels, 14x NCAA All American with University of Arizona;
    has coached National Age Group record holders and Olympic Trials finalists

    Discover backstroke drills that run the gambit from simple, single focused drills to complex and multi-faceted drills. These drills reflect the most current techniques being used by world class backstrokers. Each drill is explained in detail, demonstrated, and narrated with helpful instructional tips.

    Also included are stroke error detection and corrections along with visual cues to watch for that are invaluable in assisting the backstroker to enhance their "feel" for every critical phase of the stroke.

    Presented by Coach Coley Stickel's, these drills reflect his core values for the stroke that center around the following key concepts:

    • Maintain a relatively flat backstroke
    • Leading high elbow catch
    • Quick hands through the end phase of the pull
    • Hips in line with the spine

    Establishing an advantageous catch position is a major focus in the majority of Stickel's drills. These catch-focused drills begin with simple sculling drills that help develop a keen feel for the catch. Stickels teaches a quick, high elbow catch so that immediate pressure can be applied for propulsion. You will learn drill challenges that combine a variety of arm movements that transition into the catch position.

    Stickel's emphasizes a quick hand exit on the end of the pull phase that will allow the swimmer a quicker stroke tempo and avoid getting "stuck" with a deep finish. You will see specific drills for training the quick exit into recovery.

    Swimming with the hips in line with the spine will keep unwanted swaying out of the stroke. Stickels introduces drills for creating line awareness that begin with limited arm movement, just focusing on the body position and are followed by engaging the arm and leg motion of the stroke while maintaining line awareness.

    The unique Approach Drill is perfect for teaching highly efficient turns. The drill reinforces the deep freestyle-like set up stroke that precedes the crossover stroke into the turn. The drill also heightens flag awareness for the swimmer that will assist in judging the wall.

    This presentation is a rapid fire array of backstroke drills that will allow your swimmers to develop a feel for each of the most critical positions for the stroke, while at the same time training stroke fluidity and efficiency.

    33 minutes (plus 17 minutes of Individual Medley technique). 2013.



    MD-04390C: with Coley Stickels, 14x NCAA All American with University of Arizona;
    has coached National Age Group record holders and Olympic Trials finalists

    Coach Coley Stickels presents ultra creative drills and variations for developing hand speed, proper body position and timing for the breaststroke. At the heart of Stickels drill-based philosophy is that of presenting the athlete with fun, fresh, and challenging drills to help them "etch" a better feel for the critical elements of the stroke.

    Stickels' drills center around his key points for swimming efficient breaststroke, including:

    • Quick heels on the kick
    • High hips on the glide phase
    • An exposed lower back as the hands accelerate forward
    • Moving the hands forward quickly
    • Keeping the body low over water (45-degree angle) before transitioning onto a flat and long line

    Stickels' drills are creatively intriguing and range from simple to complex. Each of the drills includes detailed instruction to properly execute the drill but, equally important are the focus points presented. Along with identifying common mistakes breaststrokers make, Stickels offers advice for correcting these errors.

    Arm Movement
    Learn a variety of drills that isolate the outsweep and insweep. This includes movement pattern work combined with feel work, to enhance the kinesthetic awareness for the swimmer. These arm movement awareness drills are executed with a wide range of leg and body position movements.

    Leg Movement
    Stickels uses the traditional breaststroke kick, single leg and alternating leg kicks along with flutter kicking and dolphin kicking. These leg movements are paired with a wide variety of arm and body movements that heighten body segment awareness.

    Breathing
    The breathing movement in breaststroke is key to attaining proper timing for the stroke and attaining an ideal body position. Stickels' strives for his breaststrokers to attain a 45 degree angle at the highest point of the stroke before accelerating into a very flat recovery line with high hips. The drills in this segment feature an array of breathing patterns that allow the swimmer to feel proper head and body positioning for the breath.

    Timing
    The timing of the stroke is perhaps the biggest challenge a breaststroker faces when attempting to perfect the stroke. These drills uniquely train critical phases that enhance proper timing. The timing of the outsweep, insweep, breath, kick and glide is a skill that takes precision and refinement. Stickels' shows how to coach swimmers to be patient, so the can be felt and learned.

    Pull Out
    Learn pull out drills that combine to breakdown the initial outsweep, insweep, and the critical timing for the arm recovery with the kick and the breakout position for the first initial stroke.

    Stickels is a highly creative coach who understands the techniques and nuances of world class swimmers. The drills in this video will greatly benefit all swimmers by enabling them to develop a heightened feel for the stroke and improve their stroke timing.

    54 minutes (plus 17 minutes of Individual Medley technique). 2013.



    MD-04390D: with Coley Stickels, 14x NCAA All American with University of Arizona;
    has coached National Age Group record holders and Olympic Trials finalists

    Coach Stickles presents unique and highly efficient drills for training the latest successful trends in swimming butterfly. These drills are incredibly effective for today's athlete; they challenge the athlete to think about and feel what they are doing while focusing on the critical phases of the stroke.

    Stickels' drills revolve around his keys to successful butterfly:

    • Minimal outsweep to initiate the stroke
    • Maintain low chin position when breathing
    • Double-kick timing
    • Dolphin kick into the breakout stroke

    Stickels utilizes drill training for the butterfly to teach and train:

    • Timing
    • Body awareness and tactile sense
    • Efficiency and distance per stroke

    Stickel's drills run the gambit of complexity from basic to advanced. Each of the drills includes instruction, rationale, nuances, and demonstrations from several swimmers. Stickels also discusses the common challenges he encounters with the stroke and offers tips and suggestions for stroke correction.

    Several of Stickels drills isolate arm motion of the stroke. Included in these arm movement drills are: movement and awareness drills for the catch phase that teach a fingertip down position with forward elbows, pull pattern drills, and exit drills that focus on the finish motion of the stroke that transitions into a low recovery and efficient entry.

    Breathing drills included focus on executing the breath with a low chin.

    Many of Stickels' drills include undulation and proper body balance in the stroke. The uniqueness of these drills is that the undulation is executed with varying arm positions of the stroke.

    In terms of teaching the swimmer to execute proper timing of the two kicks per arm cycle, Stickels uses a series of drills that create kick awareness; from drills that utilize little to no kick into drills that are executed with an over kick.

    Stickels believes that executing a correct breakout stroke in the butterfly is essential. He includes drills that train the transition from underwater kicking into a highly efficient breakout stroke.

    All of these innovative and creative drills are immersed in instructional methodology but also many of the drills include important conditioning components that will assist a swimmer to be more confident when racing in butterfly events.

    55 minutes (plus 17 minutes of Individual Medley technique). 2013.



    MD-04390E: with Coley Stickels, 14x NCAA All American with University of Arizona;
    has coached National Age Group record holders and Olympic Trials finalists

    Mega Drills for Dryland Training features a refreshing mix of new, unique exercises and traditional exercises that include challenging spins. Coley Stickels teaches and demonstrates exercises with compound movements, many of which are swimming specific and all have a positive carry-over toward developing swimming athleticism.

    This program is easy to implement and requires minimal equipment including: pull up bar, TRX or Jungle Gym straps, stretch cords, jumping box and med balls.

    With an emphasis on developing core stability and increasing swimming strength, Mega Drills for Dryland Training takes a unique approach to increasing athleticism for the advanced swimmer.

    Warm Up - Stickels demonstrates eight dynamic, multi-faceted exercises for his warm up series. These exercises feature low repetitions and are mostly swimming-specific. They include push-ups, somersaults, squats and core development exercises.

    Dynamic Push-up Series - Learn 10 different advanced push-up exercises/routines. The emphasis here is on core stabilization, quick and light hands and explosiveness; all essential to developing highly athletic swimmers.

    Pull-up Series - Learn 16 challenging exercises that incorporate pull-ups. This series provides a plyometric focus on the lats, forearms and core strength, and affords muscle group variation.

    TRX-Jungle Gym Strap Series - Stickels presents 17 multi-dimensional exercises that develop incredible core strength and stabilization, balance, endurance, explosiveness and involve multiple muscle groups working together. The instability of the hanging straps forces the athlete to use a wide range of muscle groups for stabilization.

    Cord Series - This series delivers eight unique exercises that offer a wide range of resistive challenges. Stickels combines movements in multiple drills to force core engagement. These drills train the extremities, while simultaneously building core strength and balance through stabilization.

    Plyometric and Agility Series - In this segment, Stickels shares three complex exercises (two plyo and one agility) that show how to group short reps of several different exercises into one to train explosiveness and agility. Through this, Stickels demonstrates how creativity can create incredibly effective combinations for training explosiveness.

    Stickels' Mega Drills for Dryland Training program exudes imaginative creativity and variety that engages and challenges athletes to improve their core strength, explosiveness, and agility. Coaches or trainers looking to infuse freshness and swimming-specific athleticism into their dryland program will greatly benefit this instruction.

    61 minutes. 2013.




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    with Josh Davis; U.S. Olympic Gold Medalist; American Record Breaker; Top Swim Clinician

    In this instructional swimming DVD, Olympic legend Josh Davis exudes the passion and dedication that made him a champion. He distills over 20 years of elite swimming, coaching and motivational speaking experience to help developing swimmers learn all four swimming strokes, starts and turns.

    Shot at the Josh Davis Natatorium in San Antonio, Texas, this video uses crystal-clear above and below water footage to demonstrate swimming and drills. Repetition of key concepts, simple graphics and the enthusiastic presentation will give developing swimmers the confidence that they can master these critical techniques.

    FREESTYLE
    Davis stresses the importance of streamlining, the fastest way humans can move through the water. Then he builds a streamlined freestyle stroke using four drills for a long, smooth, powerful stroke.

    BACKSTROKE
    Learn the 7 S's of great backstroke: Still head, Straight elbow recovery, See the shoulders sneaking over the water, Spin the arms through the air, Shallow pull, Strong skinny kick, and Super dolphin kick with super streamline. Three simple drills reinforce the techniques.

    BREASTSTROKE
    Davis reviews the secrets to great breaststroke - streamline, quick scoop, quick kick, and glide. He shares a simple stretching technique to build ankle flexibility, and demonstrates a pullout on deck and in the water. He builds the stroke with four drills that help minimize drag by swimming at the water's surface with quick movements and full extension.

    BUTTERFLY
    Discover the 5 S's of butterfly: Straight & gentle arms, Shallow pull, Sweep out to side, Sneak the breath, Super dolphin kick. He encourages swimmers to work with the water-instead of fighting it-to develop a relaxed and easy butterfly. He uses three drills to teach you straight and gentle arm recovery, sweeping out to the side, and timing the breath to occur naturally in the stroke.

    TURNS
    Davis presents two-handed turns for fly and breast, flip turns for back and free, and IM turns. Each of the turns is broken down into simple progressions that teach an effective and powerful turn technique.

    STARTS
    Get Olympic-caliber instruction on forward and backstroke starts. Davis teaches swimmers to use the blocks as launching pads to carry the greatest speed possible into the water in a streamline position followed by transitioning into a great breakout.

    This excellent DVD is a concise, yet complete, introduction to the basics of competitive swimming. A swimmer that learns the techniques and focuses on them every practice can indeed swim like a champion.

    132 minutes. 2012.


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    MD-04512A: with Kara Lynn Joyce;
    Three-time Olympian (`04, `08, `12), Four-time Olympic Silver Medalist, Nine-time NCAA Individual Champion, 27-time NCAA All-American
    and
    Jimmy Feigen,
    Olympic Silver Medalist ('12), NCAA Champion, 24-time NCAA All American

    In Sprint Freestyle with Jimmy Feigen and Kara Lynn Joyce you'll get inside the minds' of two of the best sprinters in the world. These are champions who exude a unique combination of power, grace, and speed.

    Feigen and Joyce are champions in the pool and expert clinicians. They are well versed at breaking down the components of sprint freestyle in a way that everyone can understand.

    Sprinting requires stroke technique, strength, conditioning and mental preparation. Jimmy and Kara Lynn present demonstrations, drills and explanations that will prepare you for all aspects of freestyle sprinting.

    If you are an aspiring sprinter this DVD is made for you! You will learn how these champions practice and prepare for a race. You will learn why and how! Never before has a video been able to explicitly capture the intangibles that make the best swimmers in the world as good as they are!

    Unscripted and candid insight combined with the use of many simultaneous cameras give an unrivaled, helpful perspective of the look and feel of every movement and every stroke!

    Swim Like a Champion - Sprint Freestyle is a "must have" for any serious sprinter. Watch it again and again until you can "Swim Like a Champion!" It's like having your own private coach.

    56 minutes. 2014.



    MD-04512B: with Chloe Sutton,
    2012 Olympian (400m Free), 2008 Olympian (10km Marathon Swim), Three-time USA Swimming National Champion
    and
    Peter Vanderkaay,
    Three-time Olympian ('04, '08, '12), Two-time Olympic Gold Medalist, Olympic Team Captain ('12), Six-time NCAA Champion

    Swim Like a Champion - Distance Freestyle gives all distance swimmers instant access to a never-before-revealed perspective from two of the world's best distance freestylers: Chloe Sutton and Peter Vanderkaay. Top-level racing requires confidence and discipline. Learn how Chloe and Peter thrived on grueling practices and winning races. They will demonstrate for you how they maintain balance in the water using perfect posture and proper stroke mechanics. Watch, listen and learn and you will swim `long and smooth' just like the champions.As expert clinicians, Sutton and Vanderkaay are well versed at demonstrating and explaining the twelve components of fast distance freestyle.

    Every stroke you take in practice is preparing you to win your races. Every start, breakout, turn and finish must be learned and maximized. Peter and Chloe will tell you all their secrets of success, from start to finish.

    Never before has a video been able to capture the intangibles of swimming efficient, powerful distance freestyle in a more explicit way. The use of many simultaneous cameras - including underwater and overhead - give an unrivaled, helpful perspective of the look and feel of every movement and every stroke!

    Unscripted insight and candid observations from the athletes themselves, make the time spent with this video as valuable as any instruction you've ever had!

    This DVD is for all swimmers who want to reach their goals of becoming the best they can be. "Swim Like a Champion" is as important to you as your swimsuit and goggles. Thanks to two of the most accomplished distance swimmers in the sport, you now have the opportunity to dissect their strokes, listen to their advice and learn their drills any time you want. You will be studying this DVD over and over again so that you can "Swim Like a Champion!"

    63 minutes. 2014.



    MD-04512C: with Matt Grevers,
    Olympic and World Champion, Six-time Olympic Medalist, Four-time NCAA National Champion, 27-time NCAA All American

    In Swim Like a Champion - Backstroke, you'll get a rare look `inside the mind' of the world's best backstroker: Matt Grevers. Grevers says every single stroke he takes in practice and in races is executed with purpose and thought. In this video, he will teach you to swim with efficiency and explosive speed by learning good habits and knowing what to think about as you swim.

    You will see how his core, hips and arms work together in rhythm, to make backstroke look effortless. He has developed ways to cut hundredths of a second from the various components of his race and is ready to share his secrets with you in this unique DVD.

    As an engaging clinician, Grevers is well versed at dissecting the seven components for swimming flawless backstroke. For this video, he has compiled his favorite drills and breaks down in detail how he generates power and speed. Learn to leverage the connection between your hips, arms and "fully engaged core". Watch and learn about his incredibly powerful start, thundering breakouts, and turns. This DVD will show you Grevers' "lunge" finish and all his other secrets.

    Never before has a video been produced that captures the intangibles of swimming backstroke in a more explicit way. The insight, explanations, demonstrations and candid personal observations of Olympic Champion Matt Grevers in conjunction with the use of many simultaneous cameras give an unrivaled, dynamic perspective of what every movement and every stroke should look and feel like.

    If you are serious about being a winning swimmer, this DVD will become one of your most valuable tools. You will watch it over and over again because it contains everything you need to improve your stroke! When something didn't `feel right' in practice, Matt will have the answer in Swim Like a Champion - Backstroke.

    MD-04512D: with Mark Gangloff,
    Two-time Olympic Gold , NCAA Champion, 13-time NCAA All American

    Two-time Olympian Mark Gangloff swims breaststroke with grace, power and patience that makes it look easy. His goal is to be as fast as possible and has achieved it in a major way. If you have a similar goal - this DVD is for you.

    In Swim Like a Champion - Breaststroke, Olympian breaststroker Mark Gangloff demonstrates and explains all of the components of the stroke. Viewers will learn the best drills to improve their `feel' for the water. His drills will teach you the pressure points and how to make a connection between every part of your body. You will eliminate drag and generate astonishing smooth-flowing power.

    Gangloff is a coach at the University of Missouri and an expert clinician. His technical instruction centers around numerous drills that he has perfected to hone his technique. He also discusses his methods to execute a powerful start, an efficient pullout, a tight and fast turn and how to finish races with a fully extended stroke.

    Never before has a video been able to capture the intangibles for successful breaststroke in a more encompassing way. The use of many simultaneous cameras - including underwater and overhead - give an unrivaled, helpful perspective of what every movement and every stroke should look and feel like! Unscripted insight and candid observations from Gangloff makes the time spent with this video as valuable as any instruction you've ever had!

    Breaststroke is a complex stroke and there's always more to learn. Thanks to one of the America's most accomplished breaststrokers in history, you will now have your own DVD that you can watch over and over again. If you are serious about being a champion in breaststroke, Swim Like a Champion - Breaststroke is as important a personal possession as your goggles! It's a "Must Have"!

    Enjoy and "Swim Like a Champion!"

    59 minutes. 2014.



    MD-04512E: with Claire Donahue;
    Olympic and World Championships Gold Medalist />and
    Tyler McGill;
    2012 Olympian, Three-time World Championships' Gold Medalist, Two-time NCAA Champion

    Winning butterflyers move through the water smoothly with perfect posture, and a surging power that is magical to watch. Swimming top caliber butterfly is accomplished by establishing a perfect bodyline, balance, length, power and timing.

    Swim Like a Champion - Butterfly takes you `inside the minds' of two of the world's most successful butterflyers: Claire Donahue and Tyler McGill. They are expert clinicians and are proficient at breaking down the components of their strokes in a way that any level of swimmer can understand.

    Donahue and McGill dissect the butterfly stroke into components and demonstrate drills to improve whatever is needed for your individual stroke. They articulately teach what they think about in the water and how they make a "connection" between every part of their body to establish the perfect movements necessary for the best butterfly. You will also learn how to bring explosiveness and power to your starts, turns, breakouts and finishes.

    Never before has a video been able to capture the intangibles of swimming flawless butterfly in a more explicit way. The use of many simultaneous cameras - including underwater and overhead - give an unrivaled, helpful perspective of what every movement and every stroke should look and feel like! Unscripted insight and candid observations from Donahue and McGill make the time spent with this video as valuable as any instruction you've ever had.

    You will view this video again and again. You will begin to feel and internalize what you are doing in the water and will want to watch, compare and incorporate what you see into your own stroke.

    Enjoy and "Swim Like a Champion!"

    95 minutes. 2014.




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    MD-04686A: with David Marsh, Head Coach, SwimMAC Carolina;
    2012 US Olympic Team Assistant Coach; 3x Olympic Coach;
    8x NCAA Coach of the Year, 12 X NCAA Championships at Auburn

    Take advantage of recent developments in freestyle to swim faster sprints, middle distances and distance freestyle. Three-time Olympic coach David Marsh teaches you how to build efficiency and power using a series of drills designed to improve posture and body alignment while maintaining a strong kick and establishing a high catch. With the assistance of multi-time Olympic medalist Cullen Jones and National Team member Madison Kennedy, you'll see over 30 drills that cover everything from the fundamentals to critical details that are easily be overlooked. Learn how to maximize efficiency and power with a package of tips and strategies especially for freestylers.

    Creating and maintaining a tight body line is the foundation of a faster, more efficient freestyle. Coach Marsh introduces a series of drills that teach athletes to maintain proper body alignment by focusing on swimming narrow with a long spine and low breath. You'll learn how to develop other elements of freestyle without sacrificing the ideal body line.

    A "David Marsh Freestyle" is characterized by an open recovery with a high elbow catch that uses rotation to increase efficiency and power. Coach Marsh shares a number of high catch and rotation drills that help increase power. You'll also learn how to keep the body aligned with snap-back breathing, which emphasizes a quick breath and returning the head to its original position early in the stroke.

    Coach Marsh includes drills to build a stronger kick - one that is powerful enough to create a platform the swimmer can use to generate torque. A Marsh-style freestyler may recover with a straighter arm, rather than a high elbow to take advantage of the momentum he generates with a strong, accelerated finish.

    One of the best ways to improve swimming technique is by adding resistance or swimming with implements. Coach Marsh incorporates paddles, parachutes, tubing, pegs, and pull buoys to increase the athlete's feel for a high elbow catch and also improve timing and rhythm. As a bonus, he finishes with a series of drills that help the swimmer become a true aquatic athlete by mastering the difference between land and water as a medium.

    The presentation shows drills to enforce each element of the stroke-some drills you may have already seen but some will definitely be new additions to your toolkit. A veteran coach with a proven track record, Coach Marsh delivers drill after drill that a coach or swimmer can use to swim faster than ever before!

    BONUS
    Coach Marsh has included a 30+ minute teaching session in an Endless Pool. In this segment, you will see Marsh work with several of his developing swimmers form SwimMAC. Watch as Marsh, evaluates, teaches, corrects, and improves each of these athlete's freestyle strokes utilizing the same drills, skills, and concepts presented in the video. You get to take a look at stroke evaluation through the eyes of Coach Marsh and watch how he dissects the stroke to teach the David Marsh style of freestyle!

    70 minutes. 2014.



    MD-04686B: with David Marsh, Head Coach, SwimMAC Carolina;
    2012 US Olympic Team Assistant Coach; 3x Olympic Coach;
    8x NCAA Coach of the Year, 12 X NCAA Championships at Auburn

    David Marsh guides you through the drills and techniques he uses to develop athletes of all levels - from beginner to world-class caliber. With the assistance of Olympic silver medalist Nick Thoman, Coach Marsh provides an in-depth look at everything from the basic fundamentals of the stroke to important details that can be easily overlooked. Coach Marsh and Thoman focus on all aspects of the stroke; body positioning, rotation, hand entry, catch, and kick. They each share drills to enforce each of these elements.

    You will see over 30 drills that address every aspect of the latest techniques for swimming fast backstroke. HD underwater footage gives you a view of the stroke from all angles. Coach Marsh details each drill, explaining how and why to do it and what coaches and swimmers should look for as the stroke is being executed. He also introduces drills that can be done with a partner or using simple equipment (from kickboards to soda cans) to add variety and fun to a workout while enhancing technique, addressing stroke flaws and building endurance.

    The drills in this presentation give athletes several different ways to improve each essential skill. Coach Marsh begins with a comprehensive drill progression that athletes can use to perfect each aspect of the stroke. He demonstrates drills designed to establish the correct body position and rotation for controlled efficiency- a powerful, hip-driven stroke. He offers a variety of drills for building the new high, fast catch and a pull with a strong tie to core body strength.

    In addition, Coach Marsh details the underwater body dolphin, backstroke breakouts and world-class backstroke finishes. The presentation ends with Thoman swimming full stroke at two different tempos while Coach Marsh reviews the characteristics of world-class backstroke.

    Though some of these drills may be familiar, plenty of new tips and techniques are covered. Coach Marsh's belief that there is always more to learn makes this presentation indispensable for all levels of swimmers and coaches.

    BONUS
    Listen in as Coach Marsh individually conducts backstroke diagnostics with developing club swimmers - who he is working with for the first time - using SwimMac's Endless Pool. This unique bonus feature allows you to watch Coach Marsh evaluate and diagnose the stroke and evaluate, correct, teach, and enhance it. This session demonstrates that the concepts he uses with his elite swimmers can be used with younger, developing swimmers.

    43 minutes. 2014.



    MD-04686C: with David Marsh, Head Coach, SwimMAC Carolina;
    2012 US Olympic Team Assistant Coach; 3x Olympic Coach;
    8x NCAA Coach of the Year, 12 X NCAA Championships at Auburn

    Efficiency, not raw power, is the key to a quality breaststroke. In this presentation, legendary swim coach David Marsh shares effective drills for achieving maximum speed by building the breaststroke around a strong body line. With the assistance of Micah Lawrence, a member of the 2012 United States Olympic team, Coach Marsh demonstrates all aspects of the stroke from the fundamentals to the critical details that can easily be overlooked. Now, you can use Marsh's tips and techniques to develop a powerful, masterful, and efficient breaststroke.

    Breaststroke is one of the most unique swimming strokes. Using drills that Coach Marsh has developed along with drills he has learned from elite U.S. and international coaches and athletes, Marsh breaks down the stroke into individual parts to strengthen the athlete's technique. He incorporates advanced drills to put the stroke back together. These drills focus on all aspects of the stroke, including the streamline, hand cycle and kick.

    Coach Marsh begins by examining the components of an ideal breaststroke kick. Watch as Lawrence demonstrates her world-class breaststroke kick and the drills that build each component of it. Next, Coach Marsh concentrates on the pull, using drills to build strong, fast sculling capability and to address common pull flaws. Lastly, he looks at the full stroke breaststroke, showing swimmers and coaches alike how to connect the kick and pull through the breaststroke line for maximum speed.

    Whether you are a coach or a swimmer, you'll feel like Coach Marsh is personally coaching you as he shares the how and why of each drill, as well as key things to look for as it's being executed. Coach Marsh encourages coaches and swimmers to be creative with equipment available on most pool decks-from kick boards to parking cones-to safely add the resistance that the swimmer needs to build power, heighten water sensitivity, and correct stroke flaws.

    These dryland and pool exercises and drills combine to build the critical element of a fast breaststroke-a long, straight body-line that runs from the tips of the fingers through the crown of the head and down to the toes. The drills in this presentation helped Lawrence become a world-class breaststroker and they will help you improve your breaststroke, too!

    BONUS
    In an Endless Pool bonus session, you will see Coach Marsh dissect the breaststroke of some of his developing swimmers from SwimMAC Carolina. The uniqueness of this session allows you to watch a master technician take the drills and concepts that he used throughout the presentation and effectively evaluate, teach, and correct the strokes of his developing swimmers. The Endless Pool creates a one on one coaching session that is up close and highly effective. This segment is an invaluable lesson on how to teach the breaststroke.

    63 minutes. 2014.



    MD-04686D: with David Marsh, Head Coach, SwimMAC Carolina;
    2012 US Olympic Team Assistant Coach; 3x Olympic Coach;
    8x NCAA Coach of the Year, 12 X NCAA Championships at Auburn

    David Marsh is a world-class coach and stroke technician who has won 12 NCAA championships and coached numerous Olympians. In this presentation, Coach Marsh shares essential drills for helping swimmers and coaches develop a masterful butterfly. With the assistance of an elite-level swimmer, Coach Marsh starts with the basics of executing the whole of the stoke correctly and then progresses to more advanced drills that work on timing, rhythm and power.

    The butterfly is one of the most difficult strokes to learn and master. With Coach Marsh's "Press and Release" drill progressions, you can overcome the challenge by developing correct body position in the water. These drills teach athletes that the more they press and release the chest without using a power driving kick to create speed, the more potential there is for faster performances.

    Today's best flyers have a flatter stroke that stays more connected through the pull. Coach Marsh's pulling drills emphasize an early high elbow catch that accelerates as the hands move under the body, which is very similar to a freestyle-pulling pattern. The goal is to land the stroke in no more than four inches of water.

    The timing of the breath is one of the hardest aspects of the stroke to learn. Correct timing involves getting a breath early in the stroke and staying low to the surface of the water. To help swimmers learn this technique, Coach Marsh uses a "Triangle Drill." This drill teaches swimmers to breathe early in the stroke and to keep the head from staying up too long.

    This comprehensive presentation teaches the stroke using very basic drills for beginners and drills for developing power in the stroke for more advanced swimmers. By practicing these drills regularly, athletes will learn the proper timing of the butterfly stroke and will develop a more efficient and effective stroke.

    BONUS
    Watch as Coach Marsh shares a teaching session he conducts with some of his younger SwimMAC athletes. You will see Coach Marsh work his technical magic as he shows how the drills and technical nuances he uses with his professional swimmers are just as effective with his developing athletes. The Endless Pool creates an intimate teaching situation. Swimmers watch themselves in the bottom mirror and get immediate feedback on the technical aspects Marsh presents to them.

    53 minutes. 2014.



    MD-04686E: with David Marsh, Head Coach, SwimMAC Carolina;
    2012 US Olympic Team Assistant Coach; 3x Olympic Coach;
    8x NCAA Coach of the Year, 12 X NCAA Championships at Auburn

    Twelve-time NCAA National Championship coach David Marsh shows you how to establish a straight, tight entry line to maximize carrying speed from the start into the water. He covers traditional start drills as well as creative and innovative drills he has developed while working with his world-class swimmers maximize their starts.

    Forward Starts
    Beginning with forward starts, Coach Marsh addresses safety considerations, pre-race routines, and proper set-up on the blocks. His forward start progression trains swimmers to execute safe starts with the correct body line to carry the power of the start into their race. He discusses the differences in forward starts for freestyle, breaststroke and butterfly, and covers relay exchanges from approach to finish, demonstrating exchanges for freestyle and medley relays. Coach Marsh also addresses common forward start errors and shares drills that can help swimmers correct these errors.

    Backstroke Starts
    In backstroke starts, Olympic medalist and world record holder Nick Thoman describes his newer style powerful backstroke start. He begins with a straighter back and places his feet higher than in the past. He focuses on getting as much distance as he can and enters the water on his ideal backstroke line instead of the more traditional high amplitude start. Coach Marsh addresses adjustments that must be made for different starting conditions. He discusses transitions and demonstrates a staggered stroke breakout technique that can get you up and into your race with power.

    This season, carry the power of your start into your race and take full advantage of your speed off the block.

    48 minutes. 2014.



    MD-04686F: with David Marsh, Head Coach, SwimMAC Carolina;
    2012 US Olympic Team Assistant Coach; 3x Olympic Coach;
    8x NCAA Coach of the Year, 12 X NCAA Championships at Auburn

    A great turn helps you take your momentum into the wall and carry speed and power off of it. Three-time Olympic coach David Marsh demonstrates the skills and drills he uses to help swimmers of all levels maximize their turns. Using on-deck analysis and footage above and below the water, he breaks down the components of fast, efficient turns and transitions, and then puts them back together.

    Long Axis Turns
    Coach Marsh starts with a drill progression for teaching the tight, fast spin needed for effective turns. He provides long-axis, turn progression drills for freestyle and backstroke. The progression starts with the approach, progresses through the turn and into the breakout. This progressions builds low, narrow, tight turns that take advantage of the swimmer's speed into the wall. It also enables the swimmer to use their core body strength to get off the wall and into the ideal body line as quickly as possible and with minimal energy.

    Short Axis Turns
    Peter Verheof, a former world-class butterflyer and recent U.S. Olympic assistant coach, joins Coach Marsh as they show how to build short-axis (butterfly and breaststroke) turns. They teach the turn from the three-stroke approach all the way through the breakout. As in the free and back turns, the result is a tight, fast turn that uses core body strength and a quick return to the ideal body line for the fastest, most efficient turn possible.

    IM Turns
    Finally, Coach Marsh covers IM turns, emphasizing the backstroke to breaststroke transition. He describes the balance of safety and speed he looks for from swimmers of different experience levels. He describes how elite swimmers use the challenging back-to-breast crossover turn, breaking it down with drills and a variety of camera angles. He also addresses how coaches can help younger swimmers build toward that turn.

    Order now and start using the skills and drills from this presentation to turn walls into a competitive advantage.

    37 minutes. 2014.




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    with David Marsh, Head Coach, SwimMAC Carolina;
    2012 US Olympic Team Assistant Coach; 3x Olympic Coach;
    8x NCAA Coach of the Year, 12 X NCAA Championships at Auburn

    A great turn helps you take your momentum into the wall and carry speed and power off of it. Three-time Olympic coach David Marsh demonstrates the skills and drills he uses to help swimmers of all levels maximize their turns. Using on-deck analysis and footage above and below the water, he breaks down the components of fast, efficient turns and transitions, and then puts them back together.

    Long Axis Turns
    Coach Marsh starts with a drill progression for teaching the tight, fast spin needed for effective turns. He provides long-axis, turn progression drills for freestyle and backstroke. The progression starts with the approach, progresses through the turn and into the breakout. This progressions builds low, narrow, tight turns that take advantage of the swimmer's speed into the wall. It also enables the swimmer to use their core body strength to get off the wall and into the ideal body line as quickly as possible and with minimal energy.

    Short Axis Turns
    Peter Verheof, a former world-class butterflyer and recent U.S. Olympic assistant coach, joins Coach Marsh as they show how to build short-axis (butterfly and breaststroke) turns. They teach the turn from the three-stroke approach all the way through the breakout. As in the free and back turns, the result is a tight, fast turn that uses core body strength and a quick return to the ideal body line for the fastest, most efficient turn possible.

    IM Turns
    Finally, Coach Marsh covers IM turns, emphasizing the backstroke to breaststroke transition. He describes the balance of safety and speed he looks for from swimmers of different experience levels. He describes how elite swimmers use the challenging back-to-breast crossover turn, breaking it down with drills and a variety of camera angles. He also addresses how coaches can help younger swimmers build toward that turn.

    Order now and start using the skills and drills from this presentation to turn walls into a competitive advantage.

    37 minutes. 2014.


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    with David Marsh, Head Coach, SwimMAC Carolina;
    2012 US Olympic Team Assistant Coach; 3x Olympic Coach;
    8x NCAA Coach of the Year, 12 X NCAA Championships at Auburn

    Twelve-time NCAA National Championship coach David Marsh shows you how to establish a straight, tight entry line to maximize carrying speed from the start into the water. He covers traditional start drills as well as creative and innovative drills he has developed while working with his world-class swimmers maximize their starts.

    Forward Starts
    Beginning with forward starts, Coach Marsh addresses safety considerations, pre-race routines, and proper set-up on the blocks. His forward start progression trains swimmers to execute safe starts with the correct body line to carry the power of the start into their race. He discusses the differences in forward starts for freestyle, breaststroke and butterfly, and covers relay exchanges from approach to finish, demonstrating exchanges for freestyle and medley relays. Coach Marsh also addresses common forward start errors and shares drills that can help swimmers correct these errors.

    Backstroke Starts
    In backstroke starts, Olympic medalist and world record holder Nick Thoman describes his newer style powerful backstroke start. He begins with a straighter back and places his feet higher than in the past. He focuses on getting as much distance as he can and enters the water on his ideal backstroke line instead of the more traditional high amplitude start. Coach Marsh addresses adjustments that must be made for different starting conditions. He discusses transitions and demonstrates a staggered stroke breakout technique that can get you up and into your race with power.

    This season, carry the power of your start into your race and take full advantage of your speed off the block.

    48 minutes. 2014.


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    with David Marsh, Head Coach, SwimMAC Carolina;
    2012 US Olympic Team Assistant Coach; 3x Olympic Coach;
    8x NCAA Coach of the Year, 12 X NCAA Championships at Auburn

    Take advantage of recent developments in freestyle to swim faster sprints, middle distances and distance freestyle. Three-time Olympic coach David Marsh teaches you how to build efficiency and power using a series of drills designed to improve posture and body alignment while maintaining a strong kick and establishing a high catch. With the assistance of multi-time Olympic medalist Cullen Jones and National Team member Madison Kennedy, you'll see over 30 drills that cover everything from the fundamentals to critical details that are easily be overlooked. Learn how to maximize efficiency and power with a package of tips and strategies especially for freestylers.

    Creating and maintaining a tight body line is the foundation of a faster, more efficient freestyle. Coach Marsh introduces a series of drills that teach athletes to maintain proper body alignment by focusing on swimming narrow with a long spine and low breath. You'll learn how to develop other elements of freestyle without sacrificing the ideal body line.

    A "David Marsh Freestyle" is characterized by an open recovery with a high elbow catch that uses rotation to increase efficiency and power. Coach Marsh shares a number of high catch and rotation drills that help increase power. You'll also learn how to keep the body aligned with snap-back breathing, which emphasizes a quick breath and returning the head to its original position early in the stroke.

    Coach Marsh includes drills to build a stronger kick - one that is powerful enough to create a platform the swimmer can use to generate torque. A Marsh-style freestyler may recover with a straighter arm, rather than a high elbow to take advantage of the momentum he generates with a strong, accelerated finish.

    One of the best ways to improve swimming technique is by adding resistance or swimming with implements. Coach Marsh incorporates paddles, parachutes, tubing, pegs, and pull buoys to increase the athlete's feel for a high elbow catch and also improve timing and rhythm. As a bonus, he finishes with a series of drills that help the swimmer become a true aquatic athlete by mastering the difference between land and water as a medium.

    The presentation shows drills to enforce each element of the stroke-some drills you may have already seen but some will definitely be new additions to your toolkit. A veteran coach with a proven track record, Coach Marsh delivers drill after drill that a coach or swimmer can use to swim faster than ever before!

    BONUS
    Coach Marsh has included a 30+ minute teaching session in an Endless Pool. In this segment, you will see Marsh work with several of his developing swimmers form SwimMAC. Watch as Marsh, evaluates, teaches, corrects, and improves each of these athlete's freestyle strokes utilizing the same drills, skills, and concepts presented in the video. You get to take a look at stroke evaluation through the eyes of Coach Marsh and watch how he dissects the stroke to teach the David Marsh style of freestyle!

    70 minutes. 2014.


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    with David Marsh, Head Coach, SwimMAC Carolina;
    2012 US Olympic Team Assistant Coach; 3x Olympic Coach;
    8x NCAA Coach of the Year, 12 X NCAA Championships at Auburn

    David Marsh is a world-class coach and stroke technician who has won 12 NCAA championships and coached numerous Olympians. In this presentation, Coach Marsh shares essential drills for helping swimmers and coaches develop a masterful butterfly. With the assistance of an elite-level swimmer, Coach Marsh starts with the basics of executing the whole of the stoke correctly and then progresses to more advanced drills that work on timing, rhythm and power.

    The butterfly is one of the most difficult strokes to learn and master. With Coach Marsh's "Press and Release" drill progressions, you can overcome the challenge by developing correct body position in the water. These drills teach athletes that the more they press and release the chest without using a power driving kick to create speed, the more potential there is for faster performances.

    Today's best flyers have a flatter stroke that stays more connected through the pull. Coach Marsh's pulling drills emphasize an early high elbow catch that accelerates as the hands move under the body, which is very similar to a freestyle-pulling pattern. The goal is to land the stroke in no more than four inches of water.

    The timing of the breath is one of the hardest aspects of the stroke to learn. Correct timing involves getting a breath early in the stroke and staying low to the surface of the water. To help swimmers learn this technique, Coach Marsh uses a "Triangle Drill." This drill teaches swimmers to breathe early in the stroke and to keep the head from staying up too long.

    This comprehensive presentation teaches the stroke using very basic drills for beginners and drills for developing power in the stroke for more advanced swimmers. By practicing these drills regularly, athletes will learn the proper timing of the butterfly stroke and will develop a more efficient and effective stroke.

    BONUS
    Watch as Coach Marsh shares a teaching session he conducts with some of his younger SwimMAC athletes. You will see Coach Marsh work his technical magic as he shows how the drills and technical nuances he uses with his professional swimmers are just as effective with his developing athletes. The Endless Pool creates an intimate teaching situation. Swimmers watch themselves in the bottom mirror and get immediate feedback on the technical aspects Marsh presents to them.

    53 minutes. 2014.


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    with David Marsh, Head Coach, SwimMAC Carolina;
    2012 US Olympic Team Assistant Coach; 3x Olympic Coach;
    8x NCAA Coach of the Year, 12 X NCAA Championships at Auburn

    Efficiency, not raw power, is the key to a quality breaststroke. In this presentation, legendary swim coach David Marsh shares effective drills for achieving maximum speed by building the breaststroke around a strong body line. With the assistance of Micah Lawrence, a member of the 2012 United States Olympic team, Coach Marsh demonstrates all aspects of the stroke from the fundamentals to the critical details that can easily be overlooked. Now, you can use Marsh's tips and techniques to develop a powerful, masterful, and efficient breaststroke.

    Breaststroke is one of the most unique swimming strokes. Using drills that Coach Marsh has developed along with drills he has learned from elite U.S. and international coaches and athletes, Marsh breaks down the stroke into individual parts to strengthen the athlete's technique. He incorporates advanced drills to put the stroke back together. These drills focus on all aspects of the stroke, including the streamline, hand cycle and kick.

    Coach Marsh begins by examining the components of an ideal breaststroke kick. Watch as Lawrence demonstrates her world-class breaststroke kick and the drills that build each component of it. Next, Coach Marsh concentrates on the pull, using drills to build strong, fast sculling capability and to address common pull flaws. Lastly, he looks at the full stroke breaststroke, showing swimmers and coaches alike how to connect the kick and pull through the breaststroke line for maximum speed.

    Whether you are a coach or a swimmer, you'll feel like Coach Marsh is personally coaching you as he shares the how and why of each drill, as well as key things to look for as it's being executed. Coach Marsh encourages coaches and swimmers to be creative with equipment available on most pool decks-from kick boards to parking cones-to safely add the resistance that the swimmer needs to build power, heighten water sensitivity, and correct stroke flaws.

    These dryland and pool exercises and drills combine to build the critical element of a fast breaststroke-a long, straight body-line that runs from the tips of the fingers through the crown of the head and down to the toes. The drills in this presentation helped Lawrence become a world-class breaststroker and they will help you improve your breaststroke, too!

    BONUS
    In an Endless Pool bonus session, you will see Coach Marsh dissect the breaststroke of some of his developing swimmers from SwimMAC Carolina. The uniqueness of this session allows you to watch a master technician take the drills and concepts that he used throughout the presentation and effectively evaluate, teach, and correct the strokes of his developing swimmers. The Endless Pool creates a one on one coaching session that is up close and highly effective. This segment is an invaluable lesson on how to teach the breaststroke.

    63 minutes. 2014.


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    with David Marsh, Head Coach, SwimMAC Carolina;
    2012 US Olympic Team Assistant Coach; 3x Olympic Coach;
    8x NCAA Coach of the Year, 12 X NCAA Championships at Auburn

    David Marsh guides you through the drills and techniques he uses to develop athletes of all levels - from beginner to world-class caliber. With the assistance of Olympic silver medalist Nick Thoman, Coach Marsh provides an in-depth look at everything from the basic fundamentals of the stroke to important details that can be easily overlooked. Coach Marsh and Thoman focus on all aspects of the stroke; body positioning, rotation, hand entry, catch, and kick. They each share drills to enforce each of these elements.

    You will see over 30 drills that address every aspect of the latest techniques for swimming fast backstroke. HD underwater footage gives you a view of the stroke from all angles. Coach Marsh details each drill, explaining how and why to do it and what coaches and swimmers should look for as the stroke is being executed. He also introduces drills that can be done with a partner or using simple equipment (from kickboards to soda cans) to add variety and fun to a workout while enhancing technique, addressing stroke flaws and building endurance.

    The drills in this presentation give athletes several different ways to improve each essential skill. Coach Marsh begins with a comprehensive drill progression that athletes can use to perfect each aspect of the stroke. He demonstrates drills designed to establish the correct body position and rotation for controlled efficiency- a powerful, hip-driven stroke. He offers a variety of drills for building the new high, fast catch and a pull with a strong tie to core body strength.

    In addition, Coach Marsh details the underwater body dolphin, backstroke breakouts and world-class backstroke finishes. The presentation ends with Thoman swimming full stroke at two different tempos while Coach Marsh reviews the characteristics of world-class backstroke.

    Though some of these drills may be familiar, plenty of new tips and techniques are covered. Coach Marsh's belief that there is always more to learn makes this presentation indispensable for all levels of swimmers and coaches.

    BONUS
    Listen in as Coach Marsh individually conducts backstroke diagnostics with developing club swimmers - who he is working with for the first time - using SwimMac's Endless Pool. This unique bonus feature allows you to watch Coach Marsh evaluate and diagnose the stroke and evaluate, correct, teach, and enhance it. This session demonstrates that the concepts he uses with his elite swimmers can be used with younger, developing swimmers.

    43 minutes. 2014.


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    with Kara Lynn Joyce;
    Three-time Olympian (`04, `08, `12), Four-time Olympic Silver Medalist, Nine-time NCAA Individual Champion, 27-time NCAA All-American
    and
    Jimmy Feigen,
    Olympic Silver Medalist ('12), NCAA Champion, 24-time NCAA All American

    In Sprint Freestyle with Jimmy Feigen and Kara Lynn Joyce you'll get inside the minds' of two of the best sprinters in the world. These are champions who exude a unique combination of power, grace, and speed.

    Feigen and Joyce are champions in the pool and expert clinicians. They are well versed at breaking down the components of sprint freestyle in a way that everyone can understand.

    Sprinting requires stroke technique, strength, conditioning and mental preparation. Jimmy and Kara Lynn present demonstrations, drills and explanations that will prepare you for all aspects of freestyle sprinting.

    If you are an aspiring sprinter this DVD is made for you! You will learn how these champions practice and prepare for a race. You will learn why and how! Never before has a video been able to explicitly capture the intangibles that make the best swimmers in the world as good as they are!

    Unscripted and candid insight combined with the use of many simultaneous cameras give an unrivaled, helpful perspective of the look and feel of every movement and every stroke!

    Swim Like a Champion - Sprint Freestyle is a "must have" for any serious sprinter. Watch it again and again until you can "Swim Like a Champion!" It's like having your own private coach.

    56 minutes. 2014.


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  • 10/13/14--22:00: Backstroke with Matt Grevers
  • with Matt Grevers,
    Olympic and World Champion, Six-time Olympic Medalist, Four-time NCAA National Champion, 27-time NCAA All American

    In Swim Like a Champion - Backstroke, you'll get a rare look `inside the mind' of the world's best backstroker: Matt Grevers. Grevers says every single stroke he takes in practice and in races is executed with purpose and thought. In this video, he will teach you to swim with efficiency and explosive speed by learning good habits and knowing what to think about as you swim.

    You will see how his core, hips and arms work together in rhythm, to make backstroke look effortless. He has developed ways to cut hundredths of a second from the various components of his race and is ready to share his secrets with you in this unique DVD.

    As an engaging clinician, Grevers is well versed at dissecting the seven components for swimming flawless backstroke. For this video, he has compiled his favorite drills and breaks down in detail how he generates power and speed. Learn to leverage the connection between your hips, arms and "fully engaged core". Watch and learn about his incredibly powerful start, thundering breakouts, and turns. This DVD will show you Grevers' "lunge" finish and all his other secrets.

    Never before has a video been produced that captures the intangibles of swimming backstroke in a more explicit way. The insight, explanations, demonstrations and candid personal observations of Olympic Champion Matt Grevers in conjunction with the use of many simultaneous cameras give an unrivaled, dynamic perspective of what every movement and every stroke should look and feel like.

    If you are serious about being a winning swimmer, this DVD will become one of your most valuable tools. You will watch it over and over again because it contains everything you need to improve your stroke! When something didn't `feel right' in practice, Matt will have the answer in Swim Like a Champion - Backstroke.


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    with Matt Kredich,
    University of Tennessee Head Coach;
    2008 SEC Women's Coach of the Year, 4x Ivy League Coach of the Year

    Christine Magnuson,
    2008 Olympic Silver Medalist 100M Fly,
    2008 Olympic Trials 100 M Fly Champion, 2008 NCAA 100 yd Butterfly Champion

    In this break through presentation, Kredich and Magnuson team up to share with you over 3 hours of comprehensive instruction on the butterfly. Get a detailed look at the stroke, start, and turn, along with race day strategies and routines.

    This in-depth instruction is broken down into 13 segments:

    • Undulation Drills. Kredich takes Magnuson through a front and side undulation sequence that focuses on creating a forward movement on a very tight line.
    • Pull Drills: Learn a five-drill sequence that connects the tight line undulation to the propulsion that the pull creates.
    • Catch Drills. Discover innovative positional drills that will allow your swimmers to experience the feel of the catch without full stroke swimming.
    • Full Stroke and Stroke Inefficiencies. Kredich provides full stroke demonstration and instruction, common stroke errors and full stroke analysis. Learn what to look for as you watch your swimmers swim the butterfly, what errors might be slowing them down, the best angles to view your swimmers, and more.
    • The Pull. Kredich utilizes a Vasa Trainer and Swiss balls to breakdown all segments of the pull. He vividly demonstrates how the proper pull technique can effect body position.
    • The Kick. Get a complete on-deck instructional breakdown of the timing of each of the two kicks in the butterfly stroke. Engage your swimmers in a variety of multi positional kicking drills.
    • Evolution of Christine's butterfly. Listen in as Kredich and Magnuson share a candid conversation on how Christine's stroke evolved to the championship form that it is today; including the decision to switch from front breathing to side breathing.
    • The Breath. Learn the timing technique of the breath and get instruction for both front and side breathing and the benefits of each.
    • The Start. See a step-by-step breakdown of the block set up, dive execution, entry and breakout of Christine's start.
    • The Turn. Kredich focuses on a tight, fast and efficient spin that gives the best opportunity for a fast and efficient change of direction at the wall.
    • The Finish. Pick up a highly effective drill that will teach and train your swimmers to shape their body in a position that is optimal for forward momentum.
    • Race Day Warm-up. Gain insight and strategies for teaching your swimmers to evaluate their feel and stroke efficiency in sprints and pace work during warm-ups at a meet.

    In her technical suit, Magnuson performs her pre race sprints, while Kredich offers a hands-on look into how to enhance the swimmer's meet performance.

    • The Race. Magnuson takes you through her pre-race routine from the ready room through the start of a race. She shares her thoughts on how she approaches her race. This segment serves as a great example to swimmers to stay within themselves to attain their best performance.

    Now you can use the same techniques that took Christine Magnuson from all conference to Olympic silver medalist in just three years.

    190 minutes. (2 DVDs). 2010.


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    with Richard Quick,
    former Auburn University Head Men's and Women's Swim Coach;
    and Stanford University Head Women's Swimming Coach,
    17 NCAA Team Championships, 5X NCAA Coach of the Year;
    3X Olympic Coach,

    Richard Quick has earned a reputation for being one of the sport's finest teachers, technicians, and motivators. The success of his swimmers has been directly attributed to their technical training. Quick has coached at all levels from youth to Olympic Gold Medallists. In this insightful DVD series, he provides a resource that shows how young athletes can improve in all strokes, including starts and turns. As a bonus, each DVD contains Quick's "Focus Points for Championship Swimming." This series is a must for any swimmer looking to achieve at a higher level. Let Richard Quick help you become a champion swimmer!


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  • 10/21/14--22:00: Swimming Faster Freestyle
  • with David Marsh, 2012 US Olympic Team Assistant Coach
    8 X NCAA Coach of the Year,
    12 X NCAA Championships at Auburn;
    3x Olympic Coach,
    Head Coach, Mecklenburg Aquatic Club of North Carolina

    Fast freestyle has truly been the cornerstone of the emergence and continued dominance of Auburn Swimming. In this 4-part instructional DVD, David Marsh shares the swimming drills, skills, and techniques that have guided his Auburn swimmers to unparalleled success!

    • Part 1: Begins with a narrative review of the full stroke technique of former Auburn All-American Rada Owen followed by an on deck demonstration/discussion of the components of the freestyle.
    • Part 2: 12-drill progression to build the ideal freestyle beginning with establishing core body position and rotation. Marsh adds the arm movement through single arm drills with rotation. Marsh includes a segment of drills using a front snorkel to allow swimmers to focus on arm movement and rotation without having to add the skill of breathing. Part 2 also includes unique drills that help teach a "_ catch-up" stroke designed to achieve the goal of achieving a "high catch position."
    • Part 3: Marsh uses a telestrator to give a detailed breakdown of both an elite swimmer and a "mid-level" swimmer's freestyle stroke cycle.
    • Part 4: Recap section. The components necessary for swimming faster freestyle are reviewed. Incredible underwater and slow motion footage enhance this exceptional swimming DVD

    38 minutes. 2004.


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  • 10/24/14--22:00: Backstroke with Matt Grevers
  • with Matt Grevers,
    Olympic and World Champion, Six-time Olympic Medalist, Four-time NCAA National Champion, 27-time NCAA All American

    In Swim Like a Champion - Backstroke, you'll get a rare look `inside the mind' of the world's best backstroker: Matt Grevers. Grevers says every single stroke he takes in practice and in races is executed with purpose and thought. In this video, he will teach you to swim with efficiency and explosive speed by learning good habits and knowing what to think about as you swim.

    You will see how his core, hips and arms work together in rhythm, to make backstroke look effortless. He has developed ways to cut hundredths of a second from the various components of his race and is ready to share his secrets with you in this unique DVD.

    As an engaging clinician, Grevers is well versed at dissecting the seven components for swimming flawless backstroke. For this video, he has compiled his favorite drills and breaks down in detail how he generates power and speed. Learn to leverage the connection between your hips, arms and "fully engaged core". Watch and learn about his incredibly powerful start, thundering breakouts, and turns. This DVD will show you Grevers' "lunge" finish and all his other secrets.

    Never before has a video been produced that captures the intangibles of swimming backstroke in a more explicit way. The insight, explanations, demonstrations and candid personal observations of Olympic Champion Matt Grevers in conjunction with the use of many simultaneous cameras give an unrivaled, dynamic perspective of what every movement and every stroke should look and feel like.

    If you are serious about being a winning swimmer, this DVD will become one of your most valuable tools. You will watch it over and over again because it contains everything you need to improve your stroke! When something didn't `feel right' in practice, Matt will have the answer in Swim Like a Champion - Backstroke.


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