Little Bit of Magic

Bryan Craig - GT Shamrocks (AUS)

When I started coaching, I was mentored by Bob Gillett. Bob always told me to do it my way and add a bit of the unusual to everything I do. I have carried this forward through my coaching career and now understand what he meant by the “But what if factor”.

Freestyle & backstroke alignment/rotation drill

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Focus on body alignment; rotate from your hips and shoulders (not your kick). Go 25’s or 50’s alternating sides. Please leave a comment if you have any questions or opinions regarding this drill.

Coach Steele – How to Get Faster!

Bob Steele - USA Swimming Master Coach

The following concept is presented for rookie coaches, new swimmers, self-trainers, or fitness swimmers. Don’t be daunted by complex long training routines or sets. Swimmers of all abilities and skills can adapt training ideas from this site.

Stats & Memberships Report: March 2013

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During the month of March, Coach Paul Yetter shared a video from his team in Naples, taken during a visit of USA Swimming Master Coach Bob Steele. We posted the video on our blog and highly recommend to watch it if you haven’t seen it yet.

Stats & Memberships Report: February 2013

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During the month of February we were able to run our second giveaway with the “Sprint Free – Getting Stronger with Jason Lezak” DVD. Duke Smith, our lucky winner, also got a USA swim cap signed by Jason together with the DVD.

Sprint Free – Getting Stronger With Jason Lezak

Sprint Free - Getting Stronger With Jason Lezak

When I heard about Jason Lezak’s Sprint Free DVD, I had to get a copy for myself but also to review it for ProSwimWorkouts. There’s something about Jason, other than the fact that he probably had the most amazing relay swim in Olympic history, making you want to know how he did stay as fit and strong over the years.

Kayak Drill

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Short video showing the famous kayak drill by University of Michigan Head Coach Mike Bottom.

Great description of the kayak drill by Coach Erik (seen on

Use your kick board as a paddle. Grab it on the ends and while on your back, push water towards your feet. Right arm goes in first on the right side and likewise with the left. You connect from your core, out to your arm – focus on that connection. Recover your arms like backstroke, you could think of it as double arm backstroke with rotation.