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Freestyle Arm Recovery Techniques

Posted by Max Lucas at Jan 5, 2021 8:29PM PST ( 0 Comments )

Level 1 – Next week we will be learning & practicing a specific type of sprint freestyle arm recovery. The Race Club does a great job of explaining sprint free arm recovery (as well as moderate and easy free recovery) in this video:

Underwater Kicks: The 5th Stroke

Posted by Max Lucas at Dec 29, 2020 5:31PM PST ( 0 Comments )

Team, here is a very cool video by the Race Club/Gary Hall Sr. that covers underwater kick technique. It explains how the kick should be done and proves why with actual science! I found it very helpful to understand the “why” concept and to see the visual demonstration of a swimmer in the water while they explained everything. Good watch for all levels!


Here are the results of the GMAC Level 3 and 4 November Time Trials (11/21/2020). Thank you to all of our parent volunteers and athletes who make these events such a great success! Looking forward to our next Time Trials in January!

Thanks so much, and Happy Holidays!!!

Coach Liz

The document November_Time_Trials_-_3_4_-_21Nov20_-_Events_and_Heats.pdf was attached to this post.

Our registration is now open for the next session. This session starts on Monday, November 9th and ends on Saturday, January 9th. There are a few changes that we had to make due to COVID restrictions. We also added 3 different high school swimmer sessions that are one day a week – open to level 1 and HS swimmers.

ALL swimmers must sign up for the $20 FLEX USA Swim membership. The FLEX allows for swimmers to participate in 2 meets. If we see that meets will be available, we can provide the option to upgrade to the $89 membership at that time. If you have any questions, please let us know.

The practice times are as follows:

Level 1 / HS – FULL
M, W, F 6:00-8:00 pm
Saturday 7-9:30a

Add on Options
Tuesday 5:30 – 6:30p (level 1 add on day or HS) – 3 spots left as of Nov 10
Thursday 5:30- 6:30p (level 1 add on day or HS) – FULL
Saturday 7:00 – 9:30a (HS add on only) – * 5 spots left as of Nov 10*

Level 2 – FULL
M, W, F 5-6:45p
Saturday 8:30-11:00a

Level 3 – 1 spot left as of 10 Nov
T & Th 6:15-8:00p
Saturday 6:45-8:00a

Level 4 – FULL
T & Th 5:30-6:45p
Saturday 10:15-11:30a

Level 5 – 1 spot left as of 10 Nov
T & Th 5:45-6:30p
Saturday 10:30-11:30a

From the Maryland Swimming Safe Sport Chair:

The Safe Sport Committee wanted a way to connect and boost the morale of Maryland Swimming. The Safe Sport Athlete committee has created a program for October, a theme representing “The day in the life of a Maryland Swimming Swimmer.”

This program is a way for athletes to represent their teams in what they do before, during, or after practice. Coaches are encouraged to get their athletes of all ages to express their teams. The older athletes can assist or include younger athletes. Athletes can show what they eat, how they do their training, or what they do after practice. This will be presented on the Maryland Swimming Instagram Storyline.

I challenge all of Maryland Swimming to get involved – this includes: Coaches, Officials (yes we want to see how you officiate) and Athletes.

The instructions on how to submit videos and photos are included in the attachment. Let the fun begin!!!!

The document Safe_Sport_Splashdown_Information.pdf was attached to this post.