PowerPoint Presentation - Coach Gordo

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					Swim Technique
1. Entry & set up
2. Follow through & pull
3. Finish
Entry & Set Up
• Fingertip to palm entry
• Arm extension
Follow Through & Pull
•   Elbow up
•   Straight arm/windmill
•   Pull path
•   “S” Motion?
Finish
• Range
• Recovery
Other Areas
• Head position
• Hips
• Kicking
Common Challenges &
Corrections
•   Scissor kicking
•   Hip swinging
•   Head lifting
•   Balance & relaxation
Components of a Balanced
Program
• Long continuous swim
• Variable pace work
• Group environments
• Technique & lessons
• Test sets
Components of Successful
Open Water
• Fitness – limited cross over
• Ability to recover while swimming
• Sets up the bike & run
• Training program that simulates
  actual demands
Common Protocol Mistakes
•   Interval distance too short
•   Rest interval too long
•   Improper pace selection
•   Pace selection above ability
Getting Good
•   Good teacher
•   Patience & Persistence
•   Lots of swimming
•   Large time investment

				
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