Freestyle Technique Dec 2019 at Courthouse

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  • #28533
    Mat Hudson
    Keymaster

    First Session – December 5

    Hello Aaron,

    It’s a pleasure to share these skills with you! We had a good first session. You slipped into the drills easily and quickly picked up the focal points.

    Below are links to the lesson outline, a practice guide and some additional articles to read if they catch your interest and you have time.

    Please use this forum to stay in communication with me between and after your lessons, so I can support you as you practice.

     

    Welcome to our Freestyle Lesson Series

    To review the concepts we are working with in this lesson series you may view our Freestyle Lesson Series Overview and the article Four Essential Features, where the skill objectives for each lesson are explained.

     

    Build The Frame and Form Streamline Shape

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    In our first lesson we have worked on those first two of those Four Essential Features. You may review these to understand more about our first lesson and prepare for those to come:

     

    Lesson Outline

    You may view the outline for our first Lesson on The Frame and Streamline Shape, which list the skills, the drills and the cues we used in our lesson together.

    I also introduced you to the Interrupted Breathing Position which may be very helpful in your pool practice time and prepare you for Integrated Breathing in the following lessons.

    I also mentioned that you might enjoy using short swim fins to assist while working in the drills. You may read some thoughts on this in the article Should I Use Fins? Now you can do drills the full length of the pool, without stopping and you may breathe as you please.

     

    Practice Guide

    You may view the Practice Sets for The Frame and Streamline Shape for some guidance on how to work on these skills on your own before our next session.

     

    Some Additional Reading

    Below are some links to articles in our library that may help you. And, I do hope you will take advantage of this discussion zone to ask me specific questions about what and how to practice. This space is meant to support you in your personal training time.

    A central feature of our method is our use of cues (a.k.a. focal points) to create a super-learning situation for your brain. You may review our introduction in  Using Cues.

    As you do your personal practice between our live sessions, you may appreciate some guidance on how to organize your efforts. You may read How To Practice.

    And, as you consider how much drills versus how much whole stroke you may do in your personal practice time you may view Transition From Drills To Whole Stroke. If you are feeling some tension between your need for drill work and your need to maintain fitness you may view Whole Stroke Swimming With Cues for some suggestions on how to balance those.

    #28886
    Mat Hudson
    Keymaster

    Second Session – December 12

    In this second lesson we continued working our way through the Four Essential Features, in the freestyle stroke.

     

    Generate Forward Momentum and Make First Connections

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    We focused on the next two features:

     

    Lesson Outline

    You may view the outline for our second lesson on Lesson For Forward Momentum And First Connection which list the skills, the drills and the focal points we used in our lesson together.

    And, I briefly introduced you to the Tempo Trainer and training with tempo.

    Practice Guide

    You may view the Practice Sets For Momentum and Connections for some guidance on how to work on these skills on your own before our next session.

    #29083
    Mat Hudson
    Keymaster

    Third Session – December 19

     

    Integrated Breathing

    Study

    In today’s lesson we worked on Integrated Breathing which depends on the Four Essential Features of the freestyle stroke. You may read the Intro For Integrated Breathing.

     

    Lesson Outline

    You may view the outline for our Lesson For Integrated Breathing which list the skills, the drills and the focal points we used in our lesson together.

     

    Practice Guide

    You may view the Practice Sets for Integrated Breathing for some guidance on how to work on these skills on your own before our next session.

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    Mat Hudson
    Keymaster

    Fourth Session – December 26

    Catch And Hold

    As a bonus to the Four Essential Features of the freestyle stroke we spent some time working on the catch, we applied those skills on Integrated Breathing for the end of this lesson.

     

    Study

    You may read the introduction for the Intro for Catch And Hold.

     

    Lesson Outline

    You may view the outline for our fourth Lesson for The Catch and Hold, which list the skills, the drills and the focal points we used in our lesson together.

     

    Practice Guide

    You may view the Practice Sets for Catch And Hold for some guidance on how to work on these skills on your own.

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