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.
5/20/20- RACE VIDEO– American Janet Evans Takes Gold in the 400-meter IM- 1988 Seoul Olympic Games
5/15/20- RACE VIDEO– Team USA Wins Gold in the Women’s 4×100-meter Medley Relay- 2016 Rio Olympic Games
4/29/20- RACE VIDEO– Tracy Caulkins Takes Gold in the 200-meter IM- 1984 Los Angeles Olympic Games
4/27/20- Americas Treasures- Tracy Caulkins
4/24/20- RACE VIDEO– USA Women’s 4×100-meter Medley Relay Breaks World Record- 2012 London Olympic Games
4/20/20- RACE VIDEO– Nathan Adrian Sprints to Gold in the 100-meter freestyle- 2012 London Olympic Games
4/14/20- RACE VIDEO– Katie 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.
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.
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.
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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 VIDEO– Simone Manuel Takes Gold in the 100-meter freestyle- 2016 Rio Olympic Games
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.
3/23/20- RACE VIDEO- Anthony Ervin Claims Gold in the 50-meter freestyle- 2016 Rio Olympic Games