SwimCents Video Podcast – Episode 13

Peter Andrew had the honor of being invited to speak at the American Swim Coaches Associatoin (ASCA) in Fort Lauderdale this past fall.  The topic was “On the training of his son, Michael Andrew.”  Peter never passes on an opportunity to speak on that that he is so passionate about.  Thanks again to John Leonard & ASCA for the opportunity!  …

SwimCents Video Podcast Episode 12 Butterfly Macrocycle: Microcycle 8 – Kicking

Episode 12 Butterfly Macrocycle: Microcycle 8 – Kicking   Peter and Michael explains non propulsive and propulsive kicking for butterfly demonstrated with SwimPro Video footage.   Their goal is to keep kick small and fast, maintaining body streamline as much as possible within the stroke cycle, kicking splashless and rhythmical with no part of the kicking action breaking the water surface …

SwimCents Video Podcast Episode 11 Butterfly Macrocycle: Microcycle 7 – Recovery

Episode 11 Butterfly Macrocycle:  Microcycle 7 – Recovery   In this Episode Peter and Michael switched things up a bit and ditched the TV.  Michael demonstrates the recovery phase of the butterfly.  If you have an opinion on that and prefer to see the underwater footage also despite poor quality, simply let us know in the comment section.   Check out …

SwimCents Video Podcast Episode 10 Butterfly Macrocycle: Microcycle 6 – End of Stroke Position

Episode 10 Butterfly Macrocycle:  Microcycle 6 – End of Stroke Position.   Peter and Michael reviews the end of stroke position for the butterfly.  How it should feel, elbow position, forearms and hand position and at what point elbows should be raised out of the water to initiate the arm’s exit.  Peter demonstrates movements with SwimPro underwater footage of Michael performing …

SwimCents Video Podcast Episode 9, Butterfly Macrocycle: Microcycle 5 – Power-Phase Movement

Episode 9, Butterfly Macrocycle: Microcycle 5 – Power-Phase Movement   In this episode Peter and Michael reviews & demonstrates the head position during propulsive phase of butterfly strokes, discuss acceleration and adduction stage of the pull, orientation, role of the upper arms.  Technique elements are demonstrated with SwimPro underwater camera footage of Michael. Check out this episode!

SwimCents Video Podcast Episode 5 – Answers to Questions asked after Episode 2 & 3

Episode 5  Answers to great questions asked after Episode 2 discussing talking to current coach about USRPT, questions on drills, toys, slowing pace if continually failing, amount of reps, no weight training/dryland in USRPT, percentage spent on race pace sets etc. Answers to Episode 3’s questions deals with toys (pull buoys, paddles, & fins), what to do when you can’t do …

SwimCents Video Podcast Episode 4 – What is a Technique Macrocycle?

Episode 4 What is a Technique Macrocycle?   Peter and Michael discuss how they approach implementing this incredible multi-stage, technique macrocycle that builds weekly & repeats every 8 weeks for each stroke based on Dr. Rushall’s work available at (click this hyperlink) A Technique Macrocycle.  We consider Doc’s eBook as “technique bible”. Check out this episode!