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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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    featuring Bill Wadley, Ohio State Head Men's Swimming Coach; 2010 Big 10 Coach of the Year, and Bill Dorenkott, Ohio State Head Women's Swimming Coach; combined they have won 13 Big Ten Championships and have coached 118 NCAA Champions

    More than any other stroke, the secret to great breaststroke is to maximize propulsion and minimize drag. Coaches need to analyze every aspect of each swimmer's stroke to look for ways to achieve these goals.

    Ohio State Swim Coaches Bill Wadley and Bill Dorenkott take high-level, high-performing breaststrokers through a series of drills designed to build a championship breaststroke. They address the three critical means of maximizing propulsion and reducing resistance:

    • Reduce drag with great body position by lining up the four Hs (hands, head, hips, heels).
    • Maximize acceleration by shortening the time spent outside the streamline position.
    • Use a strong kick and excellent body position to stay in the power zone during the pull

    The Kick
    Starting with the kick, Coaches Wadley and Dorenkott present 14 drills that create a narrow, fast kick that reduces resistance. The progression begins with the technical aspects of the kick and continues through breaststroke-specific body positioning with an efficient kick.

    These drills assist with:

    • Developing hip flexibility, which is essential for a great kick
    • Creating an explosive finish kick
    • Maintaining a high center of gravity with a flat back, long neck and weightless arms out front
    • Timing the kick to master the rhythm of the stroke: pull, breathe and then kick
    • Developing foot speed in the kick and feet-together recovery

    Included in this section are advanced skills for the finish of the kick that allow the feet to drop into an ideal glide position following the accelerated finish of the kick.

    The Pull
    Discover 13 drills -designed to strengthen the pull phase of the stroke. Included are sculling drills to enhance the feel for each phase of the pull, small pull drills that train the catch, and out-sweep, and full pull drills that train swimmers to properly wrap the corner and accelerate into an ideal glide position. Also included are pulling drills for teaching the timing of the stroke including underwater drills that teach a swimmer to decrease resistance in all phases of the stroke.

    The Pullout
    Coach Wadley presents a five-phase pullout sequence that begins with how to attain the most efficient push-off, and then adds the arm movement, the dolphin kick phase, arm recovery, and kick into breakout. Putting the sequence together ends with a fast, powerful, and effective pullout and breakout. Demonstrations of the full stroke include tempo for the 200, 100, and 50-meter distances.

    The more than 35 skills and drills presented here offer invaluable insights into successful breaststroke swimming from two highly successful coaches. Underwater footage and expert demonstrations greatly enhance the instruction. Order now!

    68 minutes. 2013.


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    featuring Bill Wadley, Ohio State Head Men's Swimming Coach; 2010 Big 10 Coach of the Year, and Bill Dorenkott, Ohio State Head Women's Swimming Coach; combined they have won 13 Big Ten Championships and have coached 118 NCAA Champions

    Developing the right backstroke kick and body position enables your pull to maximize time and acceleration in the power zone. Ohio State Swim Coach Bill Wadley and Bill Dorenkott share their philosophy and techniques for breaking down and constructing high caliber backstroke - from the kick up.

    On-Deck Instruction
    Learn how to set up the proper body position and posture for the backstroke. The components of this proper positioning include swimming with a long and neutral neck and a flat back position that is accomplished by engaging the muscles of the core. You will see a series of five body position kicking drills that teach the swimmer to carry proper body position with propulsion from the kick.

    Backstroke Drills
    In the Backstroke Drills segment, Wadley and Dorenkott present an additional 24 drills:

    • Free-to-Back Connection Drill Series - Enables the swimmer to feel the connection of freestyle and backstroke.
    • Catch and Recovery Series - Trains the swimmer to maintain speed and power from the recovery into a quick catch position and body rotation.
    • Tempo Drills
    • Weighted Drills - Enhance foot speed and core stability.

    Underwater Technique
    Coach Dorenkott teaches four undulation drills that emphasize driving the undulation from the back and chest, rather than just the knees and feet. Dorenkott presents a series of five underwater drills that include breakout drills that teach how to transition from dolphin kick into the flutter kick and how to attain an ideal body position beginning with the first stroke.

    Full Backstroke Swimming
    Dorenkott and Wadley pull together all aspects of the stroke and demonstrate stroke technique and tempo for the 200, 100, and 50 meter races.

    Excellent demonstrations and underwater footage enhance the instruction in this comprehensive presentation. This video not only teaches the main stroke segments but also shows how various unique drills can be used to train the small nuances of the stroke.

    82 minutes. 2013.


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    featuring Bill Wadley, Ohio State Head Men's Swimming Coach; 2010 Big 10 Coach of the Year, and Bill Dorenkott, Ohio State Head Women's Swimming Coach; combined they have won 13 Big Ten Championships and have coached 118 NCAA Champions

    Stop fearing the butterfly! Ohio State Swim Coaches Bill Wadley and Bill Dorenkott show how combining technique, precise drilling and repetition will help swimmers learn to love the power, finesse and rhythm of the stroke.

    Coaches Wadley and Dorenkott believe in developing a butterfly stroke that balances finesse, power and rhythm with the goal of creating a more effortless stroke . Constructing such a stroke begins with establishing a body position that will reduce drag, making it easier for a swimmer to maintain an efficient stroke over a longer period of time.

    With the body position established, Coach Dorenkott demonstrates posture cues to help athletes feel the right body line. He proceeds with a series of undulation drills that will create a full body kicking action to help balance the chest press and lift, and the upward and downward sweep of the kick for an even power transfer from core to feet. Focusing first on amplitude and then on frequency, he shows how to build a balanced and powerful basis for full stroke. Introduction of the arm action follows with Coach Wadley presenting a series of single-arm drills that allow the swimmer to focus on recovery and pull in the stroke. Coach Wadley teaches a low "close to the water" recovery that keeps the stroke flatter and more forward focused on the landing. Drills are designed to:

    • Develop a kick powerful enough to be heard by the swimmer.
    • Create acceleration through the pull
    • Develop a quick recovery that does not sacrifice kick power or amplitude

    The timing of the breath is crucial to the efficiency of the stroke. Late breathing, a habit that many younger swimmers develop, can be challenging to correct. Coach Dorenkott gives two drills that are specifically designed to train or, in some cases, re-train a swimmer to breathe at the proper time. Drills done on land and in the water develop breathing in the power zone of the stroke and a steady, two-kicks-per-cycle rhythm. Tempo is driven by the speed of the kick first, ensuring athletes keep the body connection.

    Coach Dorenkott also presents a unique series of combination drills that enable a swimmer focus on specific critical stroke components-one component at a time-before combining them with full stroke swimming. Demonstrations include both male and female swimmers.

    These butterfly drills will help swimmers use power, finesse and rhythm to make their butterfly easier to execute and more successful!

    64 minutes. 2013.


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    featuring Bill Wadley, Ohio State Head Men's Swimming Coach; 2010 Big 10 Coach of the Year, and Bill Dorenkott, Ohio State Head Women's Swimming Coach; combined they have won 13 Big Ten Championships and have coached 118 NCAA Champions

    Teach swimmers how to properly approach the wall for a turn set-up regardless of stroke.

    Ohio State Swim Coaches Bill Wadley and Bill Dorenkott share long axis and short axis turn drill progressions for each of the four competitive strokes. Their presentation begins with freestyle turn instruction including two unique flip turn drill progressions that each of the coaches use with his respective team. These progressions contain over 10 drills to train a swimmer on every aspect of the turn, approach, execution, wall set-up, and push off. Also included are strategies for getting off of the wall with maximum speed and power, and the all important breakout with the timing of the first stroke as well as how to align the body for a seamless transition into the breakout stroke and establishing race tempo. The technical aspects of the flip turn apply to the backstroke turn.

    In the back turn segment, the coaches focus on getting the swimmer from his or her back to the front using a fast, connected rotation and transition into the somersault. Also discussed are strategies in body angle for an ideal push off and an underwater travel segment before adding the flutter kick and establishing race tempo.

    Similar to the long axis turn segment, the short axis turn instruction for fly and breast include effective drill progressions from each coach. Dividing the turn into front- and back-halves, Coach Dorenkott presents a unique progression for each phase before pulling the entire turn together.

    Coach Wadley presents an away-from-the wall sequence that focuses on executing a "reverse tumble" to generate a tight rotation, something he believes is essential to a fast turn. Both sequences are clearly explained and demonstrated along with a full-turn demonstration of each.

    In the IM Turn segment, the major focus is on:

    • Back to Breast Crossover Turn - The secret to teaching the crossover turn
    • Fly to Back - Preparing to maximize the underwater dolphin
    • Breast to Free - How to carry your speed through the turn

    Teach your swimmers the fundamentals of the turn through effective drill progressions and attention to detail that will lead to championship results.

    72 minutes. 2013.


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    featuring Bill Wadley, Ohio State Head Men's Swimming Coach; 2010 Big 10 Coach of the Year, and Bill Dorenkott, Ohio State Head Women's Swimming Coach; combined they have won 13 Big Ten Championships and have coached 118 NCAA Champions

    Freestyle is the stroke every competitive swimmer must master. Ohio State Coaches Bill Wadley and Bill Dorenkott show you drills to develop the elements of fast freestyle in all of your swimmers, and then add the styles and techniques individual swimmers need to master swimming for every athlete, at every distance.

    This presentation begins with a detailed demonstration of how to attain the proper body position for successful freestyle. The common theme that both Coach Wadley and Coach Dorenkott profess is that of finding ways to increase propulsion and decrease drag. Attaining a long position that is stabilized with the core will assist greatly in drag reduction.

    To enhance the swimmers feel for attaining an ideal body position while moving in the water, a series of 12 kicking drills are demonstrated to maximize pull in the power zone. Drills for sprint and distance freestylers build core power for every stage of the stroke cycle

    The drill progression builds on the kicking and core body series, adding strength and timing in the pull, from catch to recovery. The coaches discuss characteristics of a great freestyler, and adaptations coaches must make for differences in swimmers. Drills develop optimum hand placement, catch, pull, and recovery. An "open arm pit" drill series follows that is designed to train a "full arm full or water" catch position with an open arm pit. This high elbow catch with hip rotation style keeps the pull in the power zone - an out-front, open-armpit pull. This is an essential skill, particularly for sprint freestylers, for establishing an ideal catch position.

    Dorenkott and Wadley then follow with an additional 25 propulsion drills that combine to train proper body position while training the catch, pull, finish and recovery. Emphasis is placed on front quadrant (asymmetrical) freestyle with good length and line-up - especially for your mid to long distance freestylers. Included in these drills is a "hip slide" sequence that a hip dominated swimmer can implement to enhance his or her natural stroke tendencies.

    In all, nearly 40 drills, skills, and innovations are packed into this presentation that combine to create a highly efficient stroke that enhances propulsion while continuously decreasing drag. The benefit of having two DI head coaches and exceptional demonstrators make this product unique. Underwater footage enhances the instruction.

    As a swim coach, I am always interested to find the most up-to-date principles in how to swim the four competitive strokes as efficiently as possible. Coach Wadley and Coach Dorenkotts' Freestyle DVD not only did a terrific job of explaining the techniques used in the freestyle stroke but also they provided excellent freestyle drills to reinforced these concepts. I will be getting the whole set of instructional DVDs, which will be all I need.
    - Coach Bod, Houston, Texas

    67 minutes. 2013.


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    featuring Bill Wadley, Ohio State Head Men's Swimming Coach; 2010 Big 10 Coach of the Year, and Bill Dorenkott, Ohio State Head Women's Swimming Coach; combined they have won 13 Big Ten Championships and have coached 118 NCAA Champions

    The biggest improvement gain a swimmer can make could learning how to execute a better start.

    Ohio State Coaches Bill Wadley and Bill Dorenkott share effective strategies and efficient techniques that provide stability and reaction readiness for the forward start.

    Coach Wadley breaks down the set up for a successful beginning with the pre-block routine. He demonstrates how to get the best possible grip on the block .

    Block set-up is then presented with a detailed explanation of foot position, ideal leg angles, hand position for grabbing the block and instruction on hip height and core stability. The "take your mark" position is discussed prior to demonstrations of full-forward starts.

    A variety of swimmers demonstrate multiple forward starts. Also offered are detailed instructions and explanations of how best to carry the speed from the dive into the breakout and how to quickly establish race stroke tempo.

    The back start segment includes proper block set-up along with strategies to assist younger swimmers in learning the skill more quickly. A four-step progression is presented that assists the swimmer in getting the hips over the water for a clean powerful back start. Coach Dorenokott details strategies on how to best carry start speed into the dolphin kick and transition into the flutter kick along with how to attain the ideal body position for the breakout. The teaching cues that he gives make it easy for both coach and swimmer to understand how to perform in ideal breakout.

    In the relay exchange segment, the coaches discuss the importance of the finishing swimmer coming into the wall in a full extension that will give the takeoff swimmer the best opportunity to have a fast, efficient and legal exchange. Free relay and medley relay take-offs are demonstrated at both moderate and race speed.

    50 minutes. 2013.


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    High school coaches have been asking for a shorter training program than the 23 Week training program (MB-00823). Here is the answer.

    The 14 Week Training Program was designed specifically with swimming and dryland workouts needed to get your high school and middle school swimmers in shape, increase aerobic capacity, teaching them how to sprint and then tapering them for championship meets. It features:

    • 200+ Pages - easy to use; easy to follow
    • 70+ Swim Workouts that follow a comprehensive plan.
    • 28 Dryland Workouts to build strength and power.
    • A complete 6 Week Taper
    • A full introduction to guide you through the season.
    • Just tear out, take to the pool and train.
  • This program can be adapted to swimming two-three or up to six times a week, with any yardage amount you desire to swim. The important thing is to follow the regime and do all that is planned.
    • The beginning of this program assumes that you are starting your season and eases you into practices while developing your aerobic base.
    • The mid-season, weeks 8-16 are the core that include the main work-load of aerobic swimming while introducing speed.
    • The last seven weeks will develop and fine tune your speed and power, while maintaining your aerobic base.
    The full program will enable you to swim multiple championship meets several weeks in a row while continuing to improve your times. If you only have one championship meet the work-outs can be adjusted to hit your peak. The weight lifting and dryland programs follow suit to the seasonal plan and are essential to speed and power.

    2011.


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  • 06/01/15--22:00: Mega Drills for Backstroke
  • 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.


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  • 06/01/15--22:00: Mega Drills for Freestyle
  • 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.


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  • 06/01/15--22:00: Mega Drills for Breaststroke
  • 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.


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  • 06/01/15--22:00: Mega Drills for Butterfly
  • 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.


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    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 Larry Stoegbauer,
    New Trier (IL) Assistant Boy's & Girl's Swim Coach;
    coached nine state swim championships in IL and IA, coached swimmers to seven state records and two national records, coached the 2007 National Championship Swim Team

    Larry Stoegbauer, assistant coach for one of the most successful high school swim programs in the US, details some of the strength, power and overspeed training drills he utilizes to create stronger, more explosive swimmers. Building muscle, then strength and then power, these simple drills offer innovative ways to gain an edge in the pool.

    Paired with the best-selling High School Coaching Academy series, this program offers an additional selection of time-tested, successful strength, power and overspeed training drills New Trier uses in the pool, utilizing weight straps, power tubes and weights.

    17 minutes. 2014.


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    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.


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  • 06/01/15--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 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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    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.


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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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    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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