Saturday, December 27, 2008

Swim Technique Clip

Here is an amazing view of Grant Hackett swimming the 1500. Teaching and getting an athlete to understand the concept of the front catch and also breathing patterns is something I work with on a daily basis. This is just another tool to utilize and see the proper demonstration of this technique. I love this video to because it is filmed during a race similar to that of the distance of triathlon events. Take note of the high elbow catch, the push through, body rotation, the reaching and the breathing patterns used.

Now get on that vasa, pull out the tubing and paddles!


Charisa said...

Ohhhhhh beautiful!! I've been trying to work on that technique this year. Nice high elbows :)