Pencil the Star then Mushroom
Frontcrawl Streamline Drill. Push off the wall
underwater with hands overlapping and the
body stretched out. Kick underwater for a few
seconds or to a maximum of five, ten or fifteen
metres whichever is more comfortable. Walk
back to the wall and repeat as necessary or
swim easy for the remainder of the length.
Frontcrawl - Drills
Face in water, arms drop down and extend in front. Strong push into legs extended. Glide.
If able to demonstrate a good Push and Glide without floats, work on getting a strong push from the wall, maintaining a streamline position and see how long they can hold the glide for
Push and Glides - Front
Chin on chest, eyes looking down Hug both knees to chest Curl into a little ball Back should break the surface of the water
Standing up, find a space in the pool and make a 'Star' shape - feet flat on the floor, arms and legs wide apart making an 'X' Tuck noodle under the arms keeping the curve in front and a gap between body and curve. Lean forwards so that chin is on the water and allow feet to rise up behind so that they are lying flat on their stomach. Make the 'Star' shape and hold, arms and legs still. If able to float on their front unaided, progress to pencil floats and mushroom floats. If able to accomplish all of these, ask for sequences i.e: star float to pencil float or mushroom float to star float.
"It is not only useful for staff who are experienced but a valuable tool for those subject staff who have to take teams."
The variety of sessions across sports - sometimes we steal session ideas from one sport and use them with another.
As we enter the business end of the competition, we take a look at the remaining eight teams and the key talking points surrounding each side.
Give it a try - it's better in the app