with Frank Busch University of Arizona Head Coach; 2X NCAA Championship Coach; 5 X NCAA Coach of the Year, 10 X Pac Ten Coach of the Year; and the Arizona Coaching Staff.
Coach Frank Busch feels that the catch, body position and the line are the most crucial components for successful freestyle and that the kick is the key factor that determines the effectiveness of these components. Following a narration of a full stroke demonstration of the ideal freestyle Busch moves into several key drills that are at the heart of the "Arizona brand" of freestyle swimming. Rick Demont discusses the role of upper extremity angles and elevations for successful freestyle. Demont then shares more than 10 specifically designed drills/variations to help a swimmer "etch" the feel of varying "difficult/key" positions of the stroke so that those positions are recognizable to the swimmer while swimming full stroke. To connect the parts to the whole of the stroke, Greg Rhodenbaugh shares a drill series with varying arm positions of the recovering arm that reinforce the elements of Arizona freestyle. Augie Busch next takes on the issue of body rotation as it pertains to leverage for the stroke, sharing a drill progression that address a swimmer's connection of the catch to the body roll and kick. Each of the segments concludes with elite swimmers doing a descending set of 4 x 25's that gives a clear cut look at how each of the drill progressions relate to the stroke efficiency and speed.
- Master the "Arizona brand" of freestyle: solid catch, big kick
- Learn how to hold an ideal freestyle catch position
- Drills that isolate critical freestyle stroke components
112 minutes. 2006.