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Cover: lo mejor del club de natación: avance técnico para un exitoso estilo libre
Lo Mejor Del Club De Natación: Avance Técnico Para Un Exitoso Estilo Libre

con Kevin Zacher,
Entrenador del Scottsdale Aquatic Club;
American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) Entrenador Certificado del Quinto Nivel;
ASCA Arizona Age Group Reconocido como el Entrenador del Año en el 2007

Aunque los principios biomecánicas existen para informar a los entrenadores sobre una técnica eficaz, hay un gran objeción desafío para adaptar estos principios a cada nadador. Kevin Zacher le guía a través de los obstáculos de construcción técnica para el éxito de braceo estilo libre, esta técnica lo ha llevado a ser el entrenador titular de un grupo nacional que ha mantenido su titulo y de un medallista Ol��mpico.

Con la ayuda de dos jóvenes nadadores a nivel nacional, el Entrenador Zacher demuestra su enfoque único para individualizar el braceo. Debido a que cada nadador es diferente, se debe aplicar diferentes enfoques de la técnica para encontrar lo que es mejor para ellos. Con el uso de varias técnicas y ejercicios, ellos le ayudarán a sentirse familiarizado con el agua para ayudarle a transferir su poder eficientemente.

Avance Del Braceo De Estilo Libre

Existe una serie de ejercicios que ayudan al nadador a conectar el cuerpo con el braceo. El enfoque es en todos los aspectos de la brazada, estableciendo poca resistencia en la posición del cuerpo, desarrollando una patada propulsiva, haciendo una entrada limpia al tocar el agua, haciendo un arrastre efectivo y con fuerza que le ayuda a salir suavamente a la superficie. Verás ejercicios para reforzar cada uno de estos elementos del braceo, incluyendo:

  • Serie De Activación Muscular
  • Ejercicios De Patadas
  • Ejercicios De Conexión De Cuerpo

El entrenador Zacher explica cada ejercicio y la forma adecuada para cada movimiento específico. El mayor beneficio es ver los ejercicios realizados por dos atletas mundiales. Estos dos nadadores han logrado su ��xito con diferentes t��cnicas. Esto puede ayudarle a entender mejor cómo adaptar las habilidades básicas de estilo libre a las diferencias individuales.

Salidas, Vueltas Y Finales De Estilo Libre

Este video da más que técnicas de ejercicios para nadar; se necesita tiempo para dar detalles sobre las posiciones de salida, vueltas y finales. El propósito de inclinarse hacia adelante es entrar en el agua con tanta velocidad como sea posible y mantener la velocidad durante la competencia. El nadador repasa todas las posiciones del cuerpo mientras esta en la plataforma de salida, la salida, la entrada y la transición hacia la primera brazada. Zacher demuestra cómo aprovechar la fortaleza de cada nadador.

Para el segmento de estilo libre, Zacher da señales verbales que se usan en el momento de enseñar/entrenar. Enfatiza la importancia de tener velocidad durante la vuelta y mantenerla debajo del agua hasta el momento en que de la primera brazada. El avance incluye el acercamiento, la rotación, la velocidad conque se aparte de la pared, la patada bajo el agua y la primera brazada.

El final es una parte importante de la competencia, y Zacher da un mensaje centero de lo que debe decir a sus nadadores para motivarlos a finalizar correctamente. Explica la importancia de mantener la velocidad y la posición del cuerpo constantemente; poner atención a detalles como: mantener la cabeza inmóvil, girar el cuerpo hacia un lado para aprovechar el máximo alcance, y ser capaz de tocar el centro de la pared para asegurarse de que el contacto con la pared es correcto.

El entrenador Zacher le ofrece una gran cantidad de ideas para mejorar su entrenamiento y tener más rendimiento en natación de estilo libre. Con más de 50 practicas diferentes, puede tener opciones para mejorar la técnica de estilo libre, el posición de salida,

DVD
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Cover: best of club: swimming series
Best of Club: Swimming Series
MD-05164:

with Jeff Julian,
Rose Bowl Aquatics Head Coach and General Manager;
8x All-American, Pac-10 Champion, and U.S. National Team Olympics Trial Qualifier; has coached of many Olympic Trial & Collegiate Swimmers.

Jeff Julian teaches age group swimmers that while butterfly is a demanding stroke, it can be easier and more fun to swim when you focus on two things: keeping your power going forward and maintaining your rhythm. That creates momentum - easy energy for faster, more sustainable butterfly.

Julian breaks down the butterfly stroke so that age group swimmers can learn to appreciate its power and rhythm. Stressing the importance of the pull & catch and keeping the body in a forward motion, he will have even the novice flyer swimming in a relaxed position while not compromising on power or speed. He explains what to look for in the stroke:

  • Develop a powerful catch and pull that propels the body forward, with no up-and-down motion that wastes energy and increases drag
  • Why hand entry and the shape of the pull is critical for maintaining power
  • How to time the breath so it's supported by the pull and doesn't disrupt the stroke's rhythm
  • Sustain rhythm that doesn't change between a breath and a non-breath stroke cycle, and learn why the non-breath stroke may be the culprit when the two are uneven
  • Learn to balance power and tempo for speed that even younger swimmers or tired racers can achieve

Undulation and Kick

Julian takes swimmers through undulation and kick drills to help them build maximum power by making sure the body motion starts all the way up in the core and that the up-kick and down-kick are balanced and strong. Swimmers that rely only on their arms tire quickly. Teaching the entire body to work together creates a smooth, sustainable stroke.

Arms

Use the Power Catch Drill to focus on connecting a powerful catch and accelerating pull for a forward surge that maximizes momentum. Learn why the right catch sets up the entire stroke and how to spot catch flaws that create problems in the other phases of the stroke.

Drills as Diagnostics

Learn how developmental swimmers are not the only swimmers who rely on butterfly drills. Advanced swimmers learn to use butterfly drills during warm up to develop consistency and spot stroke problems before they become entrenched.

Turns

The faster you can get your knees up, the faster you can get your body turned around. Learn to adjust strokes before the flags so that you can hit the wall with full momentum to take into the turn. Carry that momentum off the wall for a surge through your breakout.

Starts

Learn to send power and momentum forward at the beep for a powerful start with no wasted motion. Engage arms to get your body over the water before your front leg pushes for the right angle of entry at the fastest speed.

If you want to break down the flow of the stroke from the pull & catch, the timing of the breath, or the recovery of the stroke, this is the video you need. Julian's easy to follow instructions with great in-water demonstrations and below-water videos is a great resource for coaches of all levels. His drills are easy enough for novice swimmers, but still helpful enough to refine the stroke of the most advanced swimmers. This is a great butterfly video to add to your collection!

Age group swimmers of all levels will learn what they can do to improve their butterfly now and keep getting it faster.

65 minutes. 2017.



MD-05179:

with Kevin Zacher,
Scottsdale Aquatic Club Head Coach;
American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) Level 5 certified coach;
2007 ASCA Arizona Age Group Coach of the Year

While biomechanical principles exist to inform coaches about effective technique, it becomes challenging to adapt these principles to each swimmer. Kevin Zacher guides you through the technical building blocks to success in the free

DVD
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Cover: best of club swimming: butterfly foundations
Best of Club Swimming: Butterfly Foundations

with Jeff Julian,
Rose Bowl Aquatics Head Coach and General Manager;
8x All-American, Pac-10 Champion, and U.S. National Team Olympics Trial Qualifier; has coached of many Olympic Trial & Collegiate Swimmers.

Jeff Julian teaches age group swimmers that while butterfly is a demanding stroke, it can be easier and more fun to swim when you focus on two things: keeping your power going forward and maintaining your rhythm. That creates momentum - easy energy for faster, more sustainable butterfly.

Julian breaks down the butterfly stroke so that age group swimmers can learn to appreciate its power and rhythm. Stressing the importance of the pull & catch and keeping the body in a forward motion, he will have even the novice flyer swimming in a relaxed position while not compromising on power or speed. He explains what to look for in the stroke:

  • Develop a powerful catch and pull that propels the body forward, with no up-and-down motion that wastes energy and increases drag
  • Why hand entry and the shape of the pull is critical for maintaining power
  • How to time the breath so it's supported by the pull and doesn't disrupt the stroke's rhythm
  • Sustain rhythm that doesn't change between a breath and a non-breath stroke cycle, and learn why the non-breath stroke may be the culprit when the two are uneven
  • Learn to balance power and tempo for speed that even younger swimmers or tired racers can achieve

Undulation and Kick

Julian takes swimmers through undulation and kick drills to help them build maximum power by making sure the body motion starts all the way up in the core and that the up-kick and down-kick are balanced and strong. Swimmers that rely only on their arms tire quickly. Teaching the entire body to work together creates a smooth, sustainable stroke.

Arms

Use the Power Catch Drill to focus on connecting a powerful catch and accelerating pull for a forward surge that maximizes momentum. Learn why the right catch sets up the entire stroke and how to spot catch flaws that create problems in the other phases of the stroke.

Drills as Diagnostics

Learn how developmental swimmers are not the only swimmers who rely on butterfly drills. Advanced swimmers learn to use butterfly drills during warm up to develop consistency and spot stroke problems before they become entrenched.

Turns

The faster you can get your knees up, the faster you can get your body turned around. Learn to adjust strokes before the flags so that you can hit the wall with full momentum to take into the turn. Carry that momentum off the wall for a surge through your breakout.

Starts

Learn to send power and momentum forward at the beep for a powerful start with no wasted motion. Engage arms to get your body over the water before your front leg pushes for the right angle of entry at the fastest speed.

If you want to break down the flow of the stroke from the pull & catch, the timing of the breath, or the recovery of the stroke, this is the video you need. Julian's easy to follow instructions with great in-water demonstrations and below-water videos is a great resource for coaches of all levels. His drills are easy enough for novice swimmers, but still helpful enough to refine the stroke of the most advanced swimmers. This is a great butterfly video to add to your collection!

Age group swimmers of all levels will learn what they can do to improve their butterfly now and keep getting it faster.

65 minutes. 2017.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: best of club: technical drill progressions for successful freestyle
Best of Club: Technical Drill Progressions for Successful Freestyle

with Kevin Zacher,
Scottsdale Aquatic Club Head Coach;
American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) Level 5 certified coach;
2007 ASCA Arizona Age Group Coach of the Year

While biomechanical principles exist to inform coaches about effective technique, it becomes challenging to adapt these principles to each swimmer. Kevin Zacher guides you through the technical building blocks to success in the freestyle stroke, which has resulted in him coaching a national age group record holder and an Olympic medalist.

With the assistance of two young national level swimmers, Coach Zacher demonstrates his unique approach to individualizing the stroke. Because each swimmer is different, they must apply different approaches to technique to find what works best for them. With the use of various tools and drills, they'll help you get a feel for the water to help transfer power efficiently.

Freestyle Stroke Progression

Go through a series of drills that helps the swimmer connect the body with the stroke. The focus is on all aspects of the stroke: establishing a low resistance body position, developing a propulsive kick, having a clean entry and catch, engaging in an effective and strong pull, and having a smooth exit and recovery. You'll see drills to enforce each of these elements of the stroke, including:

  • Muscle Activation Series
  • Kicking Drills
  • Body Connection Drills

Coach Zacher explains each drill and its appropriateness for a specific movement. The biggest benefit is seeing the drills performed by two world class athletes. These two swimmers have achieved their success with different techniques. This can help you better understand how to adapt basic freestyle skills to individual differences.

Freestyle Starts, Turns and Finishes

This video gives more than technique drills for swimming; it takes time to give great detail on starts, turns, and finishes. For the forward start, the objective is to get into the water with as much speed as possible and carry that speed into the full stroke. The swimmer goes through the full setup of the body position when they're on the block, the take off, the entry, and transitioning to the breakout. Zacher demonstrates how to take advantage of each swimmers' strengths.

For the freestyle turn segment, Zacher gives verbal cues to use when teaching/coaching the turn. He emphasizes the importance of generating speed into the turn in order to carry that speed into the underwater portion that transitions to the breakout. The progression includes the approach, rotation, acceleration off of the wall, underwater kicks, and breakout.

The finish is an important part of the race, and Zacher delivers a laser-focused message on what to say to your swimmers to motivate them to finish correctly. He explains the importance of maintaining the speed and the body line all the way into the wall; things like: keeping the head still, rotating the body to the side to take advantage of the long reach, and being able to touch the wall in the middle to make sure the touch pad is hit properly.

Coach Zacher gives you an excellent supply of tools to improve your coaching for improved freestyle swimming performance. With over 50 different drills variations, you'll have many options to improve freestyle technique, starting, turning, and finishing performance.

100 minutes. 2017.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions

Cover: training the 5th stroke: progressions & drills for the underwater kick
Training the 5th Stroke: Progressions & Drills for the Underwater Kick

with Kevin Zacher,
Scottsdale Aquatic Club Head Coach;
American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA) Level 5 certified coach;
2007 ASCA Arizona Age Group Coach of the Year

Underwater dolphin kicking is a critical skill every top swimmer needs to master. However, many coaches struggle with how to successfully incorporate the underwater kick into warm-up, drill and training sets.

In this video, Coach Kevin Zacher shares his strategy for helping each swimmer find the right size and tempo of kick for their current abilities. He introduces drills and training sets that build speed, endurance, and power for swimmers of every age group, including warm-up routines his world-class swimmers use on race day to be sure their underwater swimming provides them with the best possible competitive edge.

Warm-up Routine for Underwater Kicking

Coach Zacher addresses the importance of including underwater kicking in warm-ups. This helps activate the core and prepare breathing stamina safely. He addresses the difficulty some swimmers have with breath control, encouraging swimmers to learn how proper breath control feels.

Establishing an underwater warm-up routine during daily practice also gives his swimmers an edge on race day. Swimmers who are aware of small daily variations in their underwater kick are better prepared to sense how their kick feels in race warm-ups and make adjustments to emerge at the right mark with optimum explosive speed.

Underwater Kicking Drills

Zacher shares drills designed to help athletes find their ideal mix of amplitude and tempo of kick for their body type and fitness level. He uses resistance drills to help swimmers feel the water and eliminate dead spots for consistent rhythmic power throughout each kick cycle. Other drills help swimmers hold their ideal body line by challenging their core so that they can engage their entire body in the underwater stroke. Kicking drills work the stroke in both directions, so that the up kick is as powerful and propulsive as the down kick.

Equipment Work

Underwater kicking benefits from the use of equipment that either assists or resists the swimmer's efforts. Adding resistance helps the swimmer feel weak spots in their kick to build consistently rhythmic and powerful strokes. Coach Zacher shows you how to add:

  • Nets or kicking socks to build water feel in the feet, to encourage proper angles for maximum propulsion.
  • Drag with parachutes to help your swimmers feel that more power is generated from manipulating the movement than from simply kicking harder, creating more effortless speed.
  • Assistance, such as with fins, allows swimmers to swim at race speed longer, building familiarity with pace without fatigue that could break down technique.

Training Sets

By creating physically and mentally challenging underwater kick training sets, Zacher establishes the importance of underwater kicking and helps swimmers understand the intensity he looks for in training and in races. Kick speed sets break down world class kick speed into small segments that athletes can master and then build on by increasing duration or reducing rest between sets. Drill/Training combination sets like Cobra Drills help swimmers carry underwater speed through their breakout and into their strokes. Turn sets teach swimmers to treat the approach/turn/pause/underwater and breakout into a cohesive attack on the turns for maximum speed.

Bonus: Question & Answer Session

Coach Zacher engages world-class underwater kicker Ryan Hoffer in a discussion of some of the frequently asked questions he has received when training the fifth stroke. This segment makes it clear that the best underwater swimmers pay attention to detail in training every day so that they can come to recognize natural variations in their stroke. The swimmer describes how training loads may cause "heavy legs" that feel sluggish, and how using fins may help him train on those days. Conversely, he sometimes has "light legs" - when his feet don't feel like they are holding enough water and he turns to nets or training socks to get his water feel back.

Rhythmic and powerful underwater dolphin kicking is not just beautiful to watch - it's increasingly essential for competitive swimming at all levels. Coach Zacher helps age group coaches incorporate underwater kick training in every aspect of swimming, from warm-ups to racing. Improve your swimmers' underwater technique today!

52 minutes. 2017.

DVD
Buy at Championship Productions


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