#63 Key Swimming Drills for Improving Speed

Season #2

Dean and Paula explain several swimming drills that can be used to increase speed in the water. They make reference to the VeloPress book by Sheila Taormina called Swim Speed Secrets. The drills discussed include: sculling, streamline drill, press out, recovery drill, finish drill, hand entry drill, Tarzan drill, and vertical kicking. They also discuss Total Immersion, gliding, and the high-elbow catch.

Also in this episode they discuss: the Mesa Marathon, Boston 2022, Yuko Gordon, and Changpeng Zhao.

RyR is a team of runners and triathletes who receive comprehensive and customized coaching. The team name has dual meanings. The first is based in Hebrews 12:1 in which Christians are instructed to run the race set before us. In this context, RyR stands for Run your Race, with an emphasis on meeting you (the athlete) where you are and coming alongside you to help you reach your goals. The verse emphasizes patience, endurance, and perseverance. These qualities are essential for success as both athletes and coaches.

The second meaning is based on the enduring friendship and marriage between the founding coaches, Dean and Paula Roberts. In this context, RyR stands for Roberts and Roberts. While our primary mission is to help athletes set and reach fitness and performance goals, we understand that this must occur within the context of each athlete's daily life. We strive to form an individual relationship with each athlete and make sure weekly training fits seamlessly into family life and work schedules.


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