Pre-Season Practice & Try-outs begin August 7, 2017
Practice: Mon & Fri @ Eschenbach 1800-1915
Wed @ Weiherhammer 1700-1900
Practice: Mon & Fri @ Eschenbach 1700-1800
Wed @ Weiherhammer 1700-1900
Practice: Mon & Fri @ Eschenbach 1630-1730
Wed @ Weihermammer 1700-1900
92676 Eschenbach in der Oberpfalz
For a complete schedule, see our Calendar.
Equipment and gear can be purchased through our Seavipers Team Store on Swim Outlet. A portion of the sales made using our store goes back to our team!
The following is required for all swimmers to bring to every practice:
Warm Clothes (for after practice)
Swim Practice Information
When the team goes for more than a few days without practice, we strongly encourage parents to take your swimmers to an indoor pool to get in a workout. Click on the workout provided below and use as a guide for the workout.
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Pegnitz/Cabrio Sol - http://www.cabriosol-pegnitz.de/
Weiden - http://www.freizeitzentrum-weiden.de/en/welcome/water-fun-world.html
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In this #swimisodes, Coach Gary Hall challenges Olympic champ Rebecca Soni do our favorite breaststroke speed swim drill, a 45 second Breaststroke Wall Kick. Stroke rate for breaststroke is quite variable, particularly for the 200. Regardless, the speed at which the legs are drawn forward and push backward to provide propulsion is critical. The legs must be drawn forward quickly in order to minimize the time in a very unfavorable drag position and they must accelerate backward quickly in order to generate more propulsion. One of the ways to improve strength in the Breaststroke kick is challenging yourself to do as many Wall Kick breaststroke kicks as you can in :45 seconds. The breaststroke wall kick isolates the movement and allows the swimmer to feel the speed of the feet and legs kicking backward to create propulsion. Many breaststrokers think about kicking back as fast as they can, but it is also important to bring the feet up as quickly as possible. This takes practice. The point in the breaststroke with the highest frontal drag and where any swimmer, including Kevin Cordes, Brendan Hansen, and Adam Peaty, drops his speed to almost zero is when the legs are drawn forward. Combined with the Breaststroke wall kick test, we can measure the effectiveness of the breaststroke kick using velocity meter technology when you come to The Race Club.
Challenge yourself to 3 rounds of 45 second breaststroke wall kick and each round find a way to improve upon the last round. In this #swimisodes, you can clearly see where Olympic Gold Medalist and world record holder, Reb Soni puts on the brakes by coming up high for a breath and bringing her feet up, in setting herself up for the strike phase. With her low back flexibility, an amazing talent and a lot of kick speed work, she is an expert at reducing the necessary drag in breaststroke as much as possible. Breaststroke is a stop and go stroke and the fastest swimmers reduce drag and use a high kick rate. It’s no surprise that Rebecca Soni holds the Race Club record for number of kicks in 45 second breaststroke wall kick test. Watch to find out how many she did on her visit to The Race Club...