May 18th, 2013
In Part 2 of our Open Water Swimming technique video learn how to navigate your way through the Surf break and get into your Swim faster and safer. Many people don’t understand the strength of even a small wave until it hits them while they are standing straight up. Whether the Surf is small or sizeable, these techniques are crucial for gaining an edge on the competition and avoiding a dangerous situation for you or those around you.
May 11th, 2013
We teamed up with professional Triathlete and Silverline Athletic’s own Holden Comeau and LA County Lifeguard Andrew Czer as they prepare for the Venice Beach Triathlon to learn the safest and fastest way to enter the water. Learn critical open water swimming techniques such as “the bottom check” and “high stepping”. We also introduce John Baltz, a local first time triathlete who maybe in over his head…
May 9th, 2012
Take a sneak peak at the Race Club’s swim camps 2012 with two promising young swimmers Erik Risolvato and Joshua Romany. Erik went a 22.7 in the 50 meter free to win Junior Nationals last year. Joshua is only 16 and breaking records in Trinidad and Tobago. Check out the first of two webisodes as Erik and Josh demonstrate their dryland routine with Coach Gary Hall Sr
February 2nd, 2012
One of the fastest men on the planet, George Bovell from Trinidad and Tobago shares some of his favorite drills for improving freestyle. The Race Club is proud to present this series Powered by Platinum with George who is training for his 4th Olympic games with Coach Mike Bottom at Michigan. George is set to compete the 50 and 100 meter freestyle in London.
December 5th, 2011
Since the hand/arm are now moving in the forward direction again, the objective of this phase is to slip the hand and arm out of the water with the least amount of frontal drag possible
December 5th, 2011
The hand takes a different course than following the perimeter of the clock as it does in the other 3 phases. In order to continue in a backward motion the hand and forearm must elevate, taking a short cut in the underwater pull cycle.
November 28th, 2011
Lift is simply due to forces that elevate the level of the human body in the water. Short of wearing a wetsuit, the only two natural contributors to lifting the body while swimming are the arms and legs.
November 5th, 2011
There are two reasons why the hand/arm create lift in the first phase of the underwater pull. Discover why lift is important and how long we typically spend in the “lift phase” for both hip and shoulder driven freestyle in this Analysis of the Underwater Pull by Gary Hall Sr.
October 31st, 2011
How the hand and forearm are used to propel a swimmer through the water has been the subject of great debate and controversy since the advent of modern competitive swimming
May 25th, 2011
In this second episode on head position Gary Hall Sr examines three of America’s best open water swimmers Eva Fabian, Christine Jennings and Alex Meyer. Learn why it is important to keep a proper head position even if you are swimming in open water and how to work on ‘spotting’ correctly in the pool.