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Swimming Technology with Devin Murphy | Episode 10
04/30/2019 | Interview
At The Race Club we have invested in some new and exciting swimming technology and online resources such as our Velocity Meter, Pressure Meter, and instructional videos. In this complimentary Podcast, Coach Gary and Coach Devin go into exactly how they test propulsion, drag, and the pulling motion, and what we do with that information. They will also let you know how you can get your own test done so you can swim faster! Subscribe to Lanes 2, 3, or 4 to learn the fascinating new techniques we discovered with the Velocity Meter testing.
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College Coaching and Recruitment with Brian Peresie | Episode 09
04/23/2019 | Interview
Head Women's Swim Coach at University Of Akron, Brian Peresie, talks with Devin Murphy about the college recruitment process and his advice to high school swimmers. Devin and Brian discuss the similarities between DI and DII schools. They dive into what to expect and how to succeed in college level swimming.
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Breaststroke Kicking Technique
04/16/2019 | Breaststroke
One of the most misunderstood techniques in our sport is the breaststroke kick. In this video learn how to kick properly as well as drills that we use in order to perfect this kicking technique. We also look at two velocity meter studies of different techniques and are amazed with the results!
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Coley Stickels Dryland - Boxing Sequence II
04/16/2019 | Dryland
World renowned strength trainer, Coley Stickels coach of Indiana University mens and womens swim team shows us the Jab Jab Cross boxing exercise. Since Gary Hall Jr. began using boxing gloves and mits in the early 2000’s we have found many new and exciting variations but no one has brought it to the level of Coley Stickels. Check out this amazing sequence and grab a partner, some mits and gloves and follow along!
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Freestyle Swim Technique - Octane Introduction
04/11/2019 | Freestyle
Did you ever wonder why we see so many different arm recovery techniques in freestyle? Each technique has a purpose and in our latest complimentary video, we explain all of the different arm recovery techniques and the advantages of each one in our upcoming video series on our subscription service. Using Octane, a gasoline additive, as an analogy, we take you through the four different energy levels of arm recovery from lowest to highest. Some of the fastest freestylers in the world, such as American Record holder Zane Grothe and Olympians Jimmy Feigen, Roland Schoeman, Kelsi Worrell, Isabella Arcila and Brad Tandy demonstrate freestyle using different Octane levels of arm recovery. Discover why these Athletes use certain Octane levels in order to maximize their speed. Be sure to sign up for our subscription video service in Lanes 2, 3 and 4 that will show you the important drills we use to teach these four arm recovery freestyle techniques, technology studies and more!
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Free Kick Technique - Velocity Meter
04/02/2019 | Freestyle
Age group swimmer Marissa demonstrates three common free kicking techniques using our Velocity Meter technology. Find out which technique is fastest and how much is too much knee bend.
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Free Kick Test Set
04/02/2019 | Freestyle
Your baseline speed is a good indication of how much you need to work on your kicking. Find out what your baseline speed is and how to improve it using this simple kick set.
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Race Club Swim Camps with Devin Murphy Part I | Episode 08
03/26/2019 | Interview
Race Club Head Coach, Devin Murphy describes a typical swimmer who attends our camps and how we make it work with a mix of age groups. Gary Sr. and Devin break down the first two days of our Swim Camps in Florida or California. Hear how our camps differ from any other!
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Backstroke - Stroke Rate 100
03/19/2019 | Backstroke
Most elite backstroke swimmers have about 100 strokes per minute or a cycle time of 1.2 seconds in the 100 Backstroke. Having a fast stroke rate in all 4 strokes is difficult but maintaining good swim technique while having a fast stroke rate is the recipe for success. Find out how we teach our campers to swim like pros with good technique!
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Coley Stickels Dryland - Med Ball Sequence I
03/12/2019 | Dryland
Indiana University swim coach Coley Stickels has a world renowned dry land training program that we were fortunate to witness with some of his Athletes in the Florida Keys. Since The Race Club began with Gary Hall Jr and Mike Bottom we have believed a high intensity dry land can not only be a huge benefit physically but mentally as well. In order to warm up properly Coley's athletes begin with simple yet fun and complex exercises. Check out this first part "Warm Up Exercises" of the entire dry land session.
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Starts Progression Drills
03/06/2019 | Starts
Learn the progression of drills for swimming starts that will help the swimmer understand some of the key fundamentals that the fastest starters use such as Olympic Swimmer Brad Tandy who gives pointers. Some of the swim techniques such as the hyperstreamline, hip lift and angle of entry can be really difficult to teach but these drills seem to work great! No matter what level of swimmer you are practicing this progression of swim drills will surely help you have a faster start.
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Coley Stickels Dryland - Boxing Sequence I
03/05/2019 | Dryland
Learn the movements for the warmup exercise for the strength training for swimmers routine that Coach Coley Stickels of Indiana University Men's and Women's swim team uses for their specific dryland training needs. This is the first in a series of the progression of different strength training exercises that Coach Coley implements exclusively in Lanes 3 and 4.