Having a good dryland training program in your swimming workouts will work towards an increase in flexibility and improvement in strength especially in the smaller muscles that help achieve a more streamline shape in the water. At the Race Club, we pride ourselves on our focus and dedication to improving flexibility and encourage our swimmers to visualize the exercise they do on land as if they were in the pool. Understanding how these stretches improve your own swimming is the foundation necessary to dedicate more of your attention, focus and effort to dryland training.
In the final Fast Swimming Techniques Video on the Freestyle Flip Turn, Gary Hall Sr talks about The Push Off and Breakout. Learn the fastest swimming techniques as well as mistakes to avoid during the Push Off and Breakout. A lot of Swimmers form bad habits especially training in crowded lanes where the Push Off and Breakout are rarely executed with speed and precision yet this is the most critical part of a Race! Don’t take for granted the speed that is generated off the wall and thanks for watching!
In our second part of Fast Swimming Techniques Video Series on the Freestyle Flip Turn, Gary Hall Sr discusses 3 common mistakes made during the Flip Turn along with drills that can improve your own swim training program. Learn innovative swimming drills for the Flip Turn and know the proper position of the head, arms and feet. The Flipturn is the part of the Race where there is the greatest opportunity to gain on your competitors so take notes!
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In this Fast Swimming Techniques Video Series we dissect the Freestyle Flip Turn into 4 parts. The Approach, the Flip, the Pushoff and the Breakout are all equally important to a fast turn. In part 1 Gary Hall Sr talks about common mistakes made during “the Approach” as well as important swimming drills that can improve your own swim training program and help you get ahead of your competition.
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During our Summer Swim Camps 2013 Gary Hall Jr. spoke to Campers about the importance of Pre Race Ritual Routine. “Gary is well known for his “pro-wrestling like” antics before a competition; frequently strutting onto the pool deck in boxing shorts and robe, shadow boxing and flexing for the audience.” He talks about how you can use simple techniques during your own swim training program that can teach you how to trigger ‘the zone’ and Race at your very best. There aren’t many Coaches that know about this secret that can lead to huge results in the pool, basketball court, football field or wherever you may perform. Secrets of his fast swimming techniques are revealed. Find out why ten time Olympic Medalist Gary Hall Jr was shadowboxing, flexing and kissing his biceps then stepping up on the blocks and crushing his competition for so many years!
Preparing for an Open Water swim is critical and will often present unexpected and dangerous conditions. Whether you are considering your first Triathlon, an Athlete looking for a competitive edge, or just a Sunbather going into the water on a sunny day, this video series will enhance your ability to avoid and prevent danger from occurring.
We teamed up professional Triathlete and Silverline Athletic’s own Holden Comeau and LA County Lifeguard Andrew Czer as they prepare for the Venice Beach Triathlon to learn the safest and fastest way to enter the water. Learn critical open water swimming techniques such as “the bottom check”, “high stepping”, “porpoising or dolphining”, “sighting”, “bodysurfing”, as well as critical preventative measures that should be taken EVERY time you go for an Open Water Swim.
We also follow John Baltz, a first time Triathlete who is way in over his head. We find out it is equally important to know what not to do when dealing with Mother Nature.
We’d like to thank Silverline Athletics (www.silverlineathletics.com) and the LA Tri Club (www.latriclub.com) for making this production possible!
In this Fast Swimming Techniques Video Gary Hall Sr reveals the way The Race Club teaches Breastroke. We believe that the Swimmer must get into a full streamline after each narrow kick in order to minimize frontal drag and maximize distance per stroke. Aaron Greenberg demonstrates one of the best examples of Breastroke the Race Club style! Learn the details that will make huge improvements in your swim training program.
In our final How to Train for a Triathlon Open Water Swim video, the competition is about to begin. We’ve followed Holden and John throughout the week learning about open water swimming techniques throughout a beach start race. John’s lack of preparation could result in dire consequences not only for himself but for those around him. Find out how each competitor handles the pre race jitters and the Open Water Swim…
Follow Professional Triathlete Holden Comeau as he shows us how to train for a Triathlon in the pool and how he prepares the morning of the competition. Training for an Open Water swim race is much different than training for a pool race. While you should train in the Ocean often, it is not always feasible so we adapt our swim training program by incorporating different techniques of kicking, swimming drills and variable speed swim training sets that will mimic the effort and distance of the Open Water swim in the pool. Whether you are a pro or a first time Open Water swimmer, preparing for a triathlon can help yourself and others avoid dangerous situations. Learn the details in preparing for a competition from a professional that can end up making the competition day a success!
In our third episode of How to Train for a Triathlon – Open Water Swim learn critical advice on the transition from Swim to getting on your feet. Nothing is worse than having out swum your competitor only to find them beat you because they caught a wave. As professional Athlete Holden Comeau trains for a Triathlon, LA County Lifeguard Andrew Czer gives him advice on how to catch a wave and when to begin highstepping back into shore. Meanwhile, John wakes up for the competition but isn’t exactly prepared…