Minnows 11/6/2019

Dryland Activities:

Question of the Day: How many yards are in a 500 yard freestyle?
Correct = 5 jumps with high knees.
Wrong = 5 jumps with high knees and a 30 second plank.

Warmup in water:

100 IM Kick
2 x 25 position 11.

Review 3 things for Streamline before first 25.
1) Lock your thumb.
2) Squeeze your ears (back of head).
3) Look down (with your whole face).
Review 3 things for Position 11 before second 25:
1) Keep your arms straight.
2) Stay at the surface (even when you breathe).
3) Look down (with your whole face).

Split Up into 2 Groups

Activity 1

3 x SL on back + 3 BK after flags

Goals:

Underwater first, lean back, grow into streamline. Long flat glide looking up with bubbles in SL.

Stay in SL until you reach the flags.

After the flags, begin three strokes.

Count with your thumb EXITS the water, or begins the recovery portion of the stroke.

2 x 50 BK Swim. Keep arms moving and kick near surface. Hand above head to touch the wall on your back.

Activity 2

3 x SL + 5 FREE + 1 breath + Flip

Strong freestyle kick throughout.
Focus on arms reaching to 11, head aiming straight down, and power with each stroke.

Must breathe 1 time on stroke 2, 3, or 4. No breathing on 1 or 5, or before the flip after the strokes.

2 x 25 Position 11 for 5 kicks, plus 1 arm stroke of free. Keep kick moving.

2 x 25 FREE focus on strong kick and a quick breath to the side.

Jumps from the block


Two feet over the edge, curl toes over the side.

Bend your knees and stick your butt out.

Jump in and get in position 11 in the air.

Streamline and swim to the flags, get out and do it again.

Q of the Day Answer: 500 yards!

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