Best of Championship Productions: 70 Drills for Backstroke Swimming

Best of Championship Productions: 70 Drills for Backstroke Swimming
Best of Championship Productions: 70 Drills for Backstroke Swimming
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Product Description

Develop a championship-caliber backstroke swimmers can carry into meets with confidence!

  • Teach swimmers the best body position, most efficient kick and ideal catch position for maximum propulsion and minimum drag
  • Maximize underwater kickouts and breakouts to help swimmers carry top speed off every wall
  • Develop a high tempo and distance per stroke for consistency that builds speed and confidence
  • Over 70 of our best drills from the Championship Productions' swimming library!


  • Richard Quick, former Head Coach at Texas (W), Auburn (M/W) and Stanford (W) Universities; 3x Olympic Coach; 12 NCAA Team Championships, 5x NCAA Coach of the Year
  • David Marsh, Head Coach, SwimMAC Carolina; 2016 USA Women's Olympic Team Head Coach, 12x NCAA Championship and 8x NCAA Coach of the Year (Auburn), 3x USA Men's Olympic Team Assistant
  • Frank Busch, USA Swimming National Team Director; 2x U.S. Olympic Swim Coach, former University of Arizona Head Coach; 2x NCAA Championship Coach; 6x National Coach of the Year; member of the American Swim Coaches Association (ASCA) Hall of Fame (2008)
  • Ian Pope, Melbourne Vicentre Swimming Club Head Coach, Olympic and National Team Coach for Australia; has coached a Gold Medalist in 6 consecutive World Championships ('98 to '09)
  • Bill Dorenkott, Ohio State's Women's Head Swimming Coach; has coached 28 student-athletes to 34 Big Ten individual championships
  • Bill Wadley, Head Coach for Ohio State's men's swim team, 2010 Big Ten Conference Coach of the Year
  • Coley Stickels, University of Alabama Head Men's & Women's Swimming & Diving Coach; was USA National Team Coach; former Head Coach of Canyons Aquatic Club
  • Matt Kredich, University of Tennessee Head Coach; 2x SEC Women's Coach of the Year, 4x Ivy League Coach of the Year
  • Eddie Reese, University of Texas Head Men's Swimming Coach; 2018 NCAA Champions; 3x Olympic Head Coach, 14 NCAA Championships, 8x NCAA Coach of the Year; member of the International Swimming Hall of Fame
  • Ray Looze, Indiana University Head Coach; 2016 Men's & Women's Big 10 Coach of the Year - first coach in Big 10 history to win both honors in the same year; 2016 U.S. Women's Olympic Swim Team Assistant Coach

This comprehensive collection of over 70 drills by top swimming coaches will revolutionize the way you approach backstroke with your swimmers. You will learn drills and progressions to teach and train championship backstroke at every level. Elite swimmers demonstrate the drills while some of the most successful swimming coaches in history describe how the drills should be done and what you should look for to improve every aspect of your swimmers' races.

This video contains a massive selection of backstroke drills ranging from basic fundamentals to technical training to fine tune the more advanced swimmers to achieve their full potential. It will give you everything you need to:

  • Correct persistent backstroke flaws
  • Develop efficient and sustainable speed in your backstrokers
  • Build comfort and confidence in backstroke for all of your swimmers
  • Design backstroke sets with variety and challenge all season long
  • Body Position

    Today's elite backstrokers ride higher in the water than ever before. Learn drills to get the best head position and core-driven body shape to ride higher in the water to minimize drag.

    • Challenge swimmers with Richard Quick's Pencil Progression to build perfect backstroke posture, line and balance for swimmers of all levels
    • Build core strength and body position awareness with drills from Ian Pope, Coley Stickels and David Marsh

    The Kick

    Great backstroke starts with a kick that is small enough to avoid drag, fast enough to generate speed, and steady enough to generate a sturdy base to anchor today's higher tempo arm recovery. Over 16 different drills focus on using a small, quick kick in correct alignment to improve a swimmer's power and speed:

    • From David Marsh, learn to use an ankle strap at knees and at ankles to generate a kick that produces forceful down and up kicks while minimizing knee lifting and fishtailing from a kick that is not tethered to an engaged core
    • Learn from Ohio State University coaches as they demonstrate kick

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