RACE OF THE DAY Archive

During these strange times for all, the Baylor Swimming Coaching staff thought it would be fun to share some of the best all-time swimming race videos of the past in an effort to improve our overall swimming IQ.  We will release a new video each day of the week Monday-Friday.  We hope you all will enjoy reliving some of the great swimming moments of the past.

 

5/22/20- RACE VIDEOTeam USA Sets a World Record in the Mixed 4×100-meter freestyle relay- 2019 FINA World Championships- Gwangju


5/20/20- RACE VIDEOAmerican Janet Evans Takes Gold in the 400-meter IM- 1988 Seoul Olympic Games


5/18/20- RACE VIDEOKristof Milak of Hungary Breaks Michael Phelps’ World Record in the 200-meter butterfly- 2019 FINA World Championships- Gwangju


5/15/20- RACE VIDEOTeam USA Wins Gold in the Women’s 4×100-meter Medley Relay- 2016 Rio Olympic Games


5/14/20- RACE VIDEOMichael Phelps Claims His First Olympic Gold Medal in the 400-meter IM- 2004 Athens Olympic Games


5/13/20- RACE VIDEOMaya DiRado Shocks the Field and wins gold in the 200-meter backstroke- 2016 Rio Olympic Games


5/12/20- RACE VIDEOBrazilian Cesar Cielo Fihlo Claims the World Title & World Record in the 100-meter freestyle- 2009 FINA World Championships- Rome


5/11/20- RACE VIDEOKatie Ledecky Takes Gold & Breaks the World Record in the 800-meter freestyle- 2016 Rio Olympic Games


5/8/20- RACE VIDEOUSA Men’s 4×200-meter freestyle relay Edges Australia for Gold- 2004 Athens Olympic Games


5/7/20- RACE VIDEOAaron Peirsol Claims World Title & Shatters the World Record in the 200-meter backstroke- 2009 FINA World Championships- Rome


5/6/20- RACE VIDEOJanet Evans Smashes the World Record and Takes Gold in the 400-meter freestyle- 1988 Seoul Olympic Games


5/5/20- RACE VIDEOMicahel Phelps Breaks the World Record in the 200-meter Butterfly- 2009 FINA World Championships- Rome


5/4/20- RACE VIDEORegan Smith Shatters the World Record in the 200-meter Backstroke- 2019 FINA World Championships- Gwangju


5/1/20- RACE VIDEOTeam USA Races to a Gold Medal in the 4×100-meter Medley Relay- 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games


4/29/20- RACE VIDEOTracy Caulkins Takes Gold in the 200-meter IM- 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games


4/28/20- RACE VIDEOTracy Caulkins Claims Olympic Gold in the 400-meter IM- 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games


4/27/20- Americas Treasures- Tracy Caulkins


4/24/20- RACE VIDEOUSA Women’s 4×100-meter Medley Relay Breaks World Record- 2012 London Olympic Games


4/23/20- RACE VIDEOKatinka Hosszu Breaks the World Record in the 200 IM- 2015 FINA World Championships- Kazan


4/22/20- RACE VIDEOCaleb Dressel Sets the American Record in the 50-meter freestyle- 2019 FINA World Championships- Gwangju


4/21/20- RACE VIDEO- Misty Hyman Upsets the Field to Take Gold in the 200-meter butterfly- 2000 Sydney Olympic Games


4/20/20- RACE VIDEONathan Adrian Sprints to Gold in the 100-meter freestyle- 2012 London Olympic Games


4/17/20- RACE VIDEOTeam USA’s Makes an Incredible Come Back to Win Gold and Break the World Record in the Men’s 4×100 freestyle relay- 2008 Bejing Olympic Games


4/16/20- RACE VIDEODana Vollmer Claims a World Record and Gold Medal in the 100-meter butterfly- 2012 London Olympic Games


4/15/20- RACE VIDEOMichael Phelps Swims to a World Record and Gold Medal in the 400-meter IM- 2008 Bejing Olympic Games


4/14/20- RACE VIDEOKatie Ledecky Claims Gold in the 800-meter freestyle- 2012 London Olympic Games

Video Analysis (by Head Coach Dan Flack)- Watch underwater Katie Ledecky’s early vertical firearm catch. She extends lead with dolphin kick off each wall.  Finally, her head gets back on a line QUICKLY after she takes her breath.


4/13/20- RACE VIDEORyan Lochte Breaks World Record & Takes Gold in the 200-meter IM- 2011 FINA World Championships- Shanghai


4/1/20- RACE VIDEORebecca Soni Breaks World Record & Wins Gold in the 200-meter breaststroke- 2012 London Olympic Games

Video Analysis (by Head Coach Dan Flack)- 1- watch the heels going back fast to the fanny at the apex of the stroke.  2- The way Soni descends the last 3 -50’s is the way to train for and race a 200 breast & 200 fly long course – easy speed on the way out and then crush it coming home.


3/31/20- RACE VIDEO- Michael Phelps Claims His 7th Gold Medal of the Games Over Michael Cavic- 2008 Bejing Olympic Games

Video Analysis (by Head Coach Dan Flack)- Takeaways from this race.  Again the last 15 into the turn and the entire 3rd 25 is paramount for Phelps.  He comes off on his side then transitions to his front on his fish > dolphin kicks off the turn – I BELIEVE we all need to get better at this progression. 👍  Both Cavic & Phelps really show how NOT TO FINISH. 😳  Finally, this race certainly shows that EVERY METER IS AN IMPORTANT METER AND COUNTS.


3/30/20- RACE VIDEOGreat Brittain’s Adam Peaty Breaks the World Record in the 100-meter breaststroke- 2019 FINA World Championships- Gwangju

Video Analysis (Click here!)


3/27/20- RACE VIDEOUSA Women’s 4×100 Medley Relay Takes Gold and Breaks the World Record- 2019 FINA World Championships- Gwangju

Video Analysis (by Head Coach Dan Flack)- Regan Smith (BK) – tremendous tempo the entire race – as the left hand enters the right-hand exits and vice versa.  Lilly King (BR) – watch as the heels speed to high on the fanny at the peak height of the stroke allowing her to skip on top of the water.  Kelsi Dahlia (FLY) – just watch the above shot on the fly and pay attention to the breathing pattern.  Simone Manuel (FR) – watch her drive her shoulder caps over the ears – no splash off of them.


3/26/20- RACE VIDEOSimone Manuel Takes Gold in the 100-meter freestyle- 2016 Rio Olympic Games

Video Analysis (by Head Coach Dan Flack):  Simone Manuel builds the first 50 with 2 up 1 down breathing.  She attacks the legs into the turn / crushes the field on the kick out / & clearly, has legs for the charge home – I believe the 40 meters from the last 15 meters INTO TURN and the 3rd 25 is CRUCIAL.  Finally, she limits breathing on the last 25!!! Do we see a trend here?

3/25/20- RACE VIDEOCaleb Dressel Breaks the World Record in the 100-meter butterfly- 2019 FINA World Championships- Gwangju

Video Analysis (by Head Coach Dan Flack): Caleb Dressel kicks out to right around 12.5 meters off each wall.  His breathing is mostly every other stroke with great press forward on the strokes where he does not breathe. Dressel does not breathe the last 12 meters – yards he does not breathe the entire last 25 – this is preached to and should be worked on daily by all.


3/24/20- RACE VIDEO- Missy Franklin Takes Gold and breaks the World Record in the 200-meter backstroke- 2012 London Olympic Games


3/23/20- RACE VIDEO- Anthony Ervin Claims Gold in the 50-meter freestyle- 2016 Rio Olympic Games