Coaching

My Take On Why American Men Dominate Backstroke

I was watching the US World Championship Trials on TV, and was struck by a comment during one of the men's backstroke events.  The commentator noted the long history of US men dominating backstroke events, and this is certainly true.  The last time the US men lost an Olympic backstroke event was back in 1992. … Continue reading My Take On Why American Men Dominate Backstroke

Coaching

The Slowly Evolving Nature of the Breaststroke Pullout

In December I published a post about the Death of the Breaststroke Pullout (here) right after FINA changed the SW 7.1 rule. While the title was intentionally provocative, my feeling was that the breaststroke pullout was about to change in a big way. Almost four months later I can honestly say that it kinda, sorta… Continue reading The Slowly Evolving Nature of the Breaststroke Pullout