with David Marsh, 8 X NCAA Coach of the Year, 12 X NCAA Championships at Auburn; 2 X Olympic Coach, Head Coach, Mecklenburg Aquatic Club of North Carolina
Fast freestyle has truly been the cornerstone of the emergence and continued dominance of Auburn Swimming. In this 4-part video, Marsh shares the drills, skills, and techniques that have guided his Auburn swimmers to unparalleled success!
Part 1: Begins with a narrative review of the full stroke technique of former Auburn All-American Rada Owen followed by an on deck demonstration/discussion of the components of the freestyle.
Part 2: 12-drill progression to build the ideal freestyle beginning with establishing core body position and rotation. Marsh adds the arm movement through single arm drills with rotation. Marsh includes a segment of drills using a front snorkel to allow swimmers to focus on arm movement and rotation without having to add the skill of breathing. Part 2 also includes unique drills that help teach a catch-up" stroke designed to achieve the goal of achieving a high catch position.
Part 3: Marsh uses a telestrator to give a detailed breakdown of both an elite swimmer and a mid-level swimmer's freestyle stroke cycle.
Part 4: Recap section. The components necessary for swimming faster freestyle are reviewed. Incredible underwater and slow motion footage enhance this exceptional video!