How to Swim Faster - Starts, Turns and Finishes

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How to Swim Faster - Starts, Turns and Finishes

Featuring Coach McGee Moody

updated on icon Updated on Sep, 2023

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Course Description

In swimming events, the difference between the competitors is often measured in mere seconds or fractions of a second. It is imperative to master the starts, turns and finishes for the various strokes. In this informative program, University of South Carolina Coach McGee Moody will demonstrate numerous fundamentals, drills and tips that have helped the Gamecocks compete on an elite level. Among the topics covered are: dive starts from the starting block, the backstroke start, turns techniques and drills for all four swimming strokes, and important key points to finish a race. This comprehensive video is a must-have resource for coaches and swimmers at any competitive level.

About the coach:

McGee Moody is the Head Men's and Women's Swimming Coach at the University of South Carolina (USC) in Columbia, SC. Prior to coaching at USC, Moody coached at the U.S. Naval Academy, William and Mary, and East Carolina University. A 1998 graduate of East Carolina, McGee Moody swam on the Pirates' varsity squad for four seasons, setting several freshman records and captaining the team his junior and senior years. Moody was also an Olympic Trials qualifier in the 200 freestyle in 1992.


What will you learn in this course:

  • The student will know several of the key fundamentals needed to excel in competitive swimming. The starts, turns and finishes of all four strokes will be taught in detail. Coaches and swimmers will have a wide variety of drills that they can utilize in pr


What are the prerequisites for this course?

  • The student should already know how to swim using all four strokes (freestyle, butterfly, breaststroke and backstroke).
How to Swim Faster - Starts, Turns and Finishes


Check out the detailed breakdown of what’s inside the course

12 Lectures
  • play icon Introduction 01:14 01:14
  • play icon Coaching Tips on Starts 02:03 02:03
  • play icon Dive Starts from Starting Block 10:23 10:23
  • play icon The Backstroke Start 06:34 06:34
  • play icon Coaching Tips on Turns 01:40 01:40
  • play icon Freestyle Flip Turn 09:59 09:59
  • play icon Backstroke Flip Turn 08:44 08:44
  • play icon Breaststroke Turn 08:59 08:59
  • play icon Butterfly Turn 02:58 02:58
  • play icon Coaching Tips on Finishes 01:18 01:18
  • play icon Freestyle Stroke Finish 04:30 04:30
  • play icon Backstroke Finish 02:25 02:25

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