How to Swim Faster - Starts, Turns and Finishes

Featuring Coach McGee Moody

  Sport Videos

   Lifestyle, Health and Fitness, Sports

  Language - English

   Published on 04/2021



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 I Get ?

  • 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


  • The student should already know how to swim using all four strokes (freestyle, butterfly, breaststroke and backstroke).
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