Once you’ve figured out how to improve their swimming technique, you can start tailoring workouts to address their needs.
Implement drills and dryland exercises to isolate and develop the areas you’ve identified. Targeted improvements are key for better overall swim performance.
Once they’re swimming with better technique, start incorporating more speed and strength training.
Are they able to maintain good stroke technique when they start to speed up? If so, you can move on to training a different component of their swim.
Even when they’ve made improvements, come back to it every once in a while. Repetition is key.
3. Provide constant, constructive feedback
Swimmers can’t see what they’re doing. And sometimes, they may think they’re swimming one way, when they’re actually doing something else.
So, it is critical to give them constructive feedback on how they’re doing and help them discover ways to further improve.
Swimmers won’t always get it right the first go around, and change doesn’t happen overnight. Guide them throughout the entire process.
This will also serve as an encouragement for them to stay engaged in their training so that they are motivated to not only work on developing their technique but also to continue doing what they need to do to swim faster and win races.
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