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First Day of Practice

posted Oct 21, 2013, 7:04 PM by Rick Creed
We had a great first day of practice.  Please make sure that you do not leave any belongings in the locker room during practice or meets.  
Everyday is a new day and a new challenge, so take it one day at a time and challenge yourself to improve.  
Here are a couple of key items to focus on as you are beginning to prepare for Time Trials.
  • Streamline off the wall every time 
  • Work on your underwater dolphin kick (this technique is used in every stroke except for breaststroke)
  • Turns - Work on perfecting your turns everyday
  • Breathing - try to breathe every 3 strokes on distance sets and every 5 or 7 strokes on sprints (every stroke except breaststroke)
  • Kicking - Don't forget to use your legs 
  • Technique of the stroke
    • Freestyle - Prevent reaching over (Your right arm should stay on the right side of your body)
    • Backstroke - Rotate your shoulders and prevent reaching over
    • Breaststroke - Try not to pause when you take a breath
    • Fly - Work on not breathing every stroke