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Backstroke Swim Technique with Amy Bilquist
11/15/2019 | Backstroke
At The Race Club, we consider that Stroke Rate is one of the keys to improve Backstroke Swim Technique. Even very tall swimmers, such as National Champion Amy Bilquist, featured in this video, and Olympian Matt Gravers must find ways to increase their stroke rates for backstroke swim technique in order to win. In this video, you will learn some of the drills and techniques we used to help Amy and improve her stroke rate, hopefully leading to a faster backstroke swim.
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Velocity Meter - Starts Back Foot Placement
11/13/2019 | Starts
What is the proper distance for the front and back foot on the swimming start? In this video we tested World Class swimmer Margo Geer in a variety of distances... find out what works best for her and how you can determine what is the best for you!
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Life in the Fast Lane Episode 16 with Mike Parratto
11/12/2019 | Interview
Life in the Fast Lane Episode 16 with Mike Parratto
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Back to Breast Crossover Turn - Step 03
11/05/2019 | Backstroke Breaststroke Turns
To improve your individual medley, learn the crossover transition from backstroke to breaststroke. In step 3 of this important swimming technique video series, we show you how to make the flip while rotating your feet so they get planted on the wall sideways. That technique will enable you to push off the wall into the breaststroke pullout on your stomach legally.
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Coley Stickels Dryland - TRX Sequence 04
10/29/2019 | Dryland
Follow renowned strength coach Coley Stickels dryland sequences utilizing the TRX straps.  These straps are a great way for swimmers to improve strength outside of the pool and are a safe and effective way to introduce age group swimmers to dryland.  
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Life In The Fast Lane with Kevin Zacher
10/22/2019 | Interview Podcast
For the past 12 years, Coach Kevin Zacher has guided the Scottsdale Aquatic Club in Arizona to great successes at all levels. As the Head Coach of SAC, he developed the talents of Cal sprinter, Ryan Hoffer, Cal backstroker/freestyler Amy Bilquist and Stanford Ace Tyler Ruck. He is currently coaching Amy Bilquist as she tries to qualify for the 2020 Olympic Team. Image courtesy of www.swimmingworldmagazine.com
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Back to Breast Crossover Turn - Step 02
10/21/2019 | Backstroke Breaststroke Turns
At The Race Club, we teach the breaststroke pullout a little differently than most coaches. One unique feature of our pullout technique will get you out further from the wall than you ever thought possible. Knowing when to initiate the backstroke to breaststroke transition is a key to making it successful for your swim. You can’t afford to be long or short on this transition. In Step 2 of our 5 step series on the back to breast transition, you will learn more about both of these important techniques.
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Velocity Meter Study - Starts with Amanda Kendall
10/15/2019 | Starts
As a swimmer, what should you do with your head on the start, lift it or keep it down? It is one of the controversial topics on start technique. In this comparative video, analyzing world-class and USA National Champion butterflyer Amanda Kendall, we try to put this technical controversy to rest. Watch this video and discover which head technique on your swimming start is better and by how much.
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Back to Breast Crossover Turn - Step 1
10/08/2019 | Backstroke Breaststroke Turns
Follow along each of the 5 steps in learning the backstroke to breaststroke crossover turn. Using these simple steps will lead to learning this rapidly and we highlight some of the common mistakes on each of the steps and how to avoid them.
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Fast Swimming Technique Back to Breast Turn
10/08/2019 | Backstroke Breaststroke Turns
The fastest swimming technique in the Individual Medley swimming race is to use the backstroke to breaststroke crossover transition. At The Race Club, we have developed an excellent way for swimmers of all ages to learn this fast but tricky at first technique. Learn the five steps we take our Swim Campers through that makes […]
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Coley Stickels Dryland - TRX Sequence III
10/01/2019 | Dryland
Follow along with renowned strength and head coach of the University of Alabama swim team, Coley Stickels as this TRX sequence get more intense! The TRX Straps are a great tool and a great way to get younger swimmers stronger safely. To take your exercise to the next level, what tools do you use?
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Ronald & Troy Marcikic, A Journey To Masters Coach
09/24/2019 | Interview Podcast
Ronald Marcikic, A Journey To Masters Coach. USMS Certified Coach. The head coach and director of the University of California - San Diego's Masters Sports program.