Develop Your Swim Technique with Endless Pools®
By letting you swim in place, the Endless Pools swim current offers unprecedented opportunities for swim coaching and swim technique progression.
Swimming in place means that your coach can see every detail of your stroke to fine-tune your hand position, shoulder rolls, and more. Swimmers find that they can make immediate changes for faster, more efficient strokes.
Many competitive swimmers and swim coaches opt for Endless Pools underwater mirrors. The mirrors let you see your stroke in real time. You can visually connect what you're doing with how it feels to make faster improvements than you could in a traditional pool.
Below, you can see how two swim coaches use their Endless Pools installations to develop swimmers to go faster with less effort.
Meet the Swim Coaches
In the first four videos, you'll see Dave Marsh training with the Endless Pools Elite model. (That's one of four swim current options in our Original Series pools.) Coach Marsh coached the Auburn University swim team to 12 NCAA national championships and served as Team USA's Head Coach at the 2016 Rio Olympics.
You'll also see four videos from Virginia's SwimBox swim studio in their Endless Pools Performance model. A rapidly growing swim studio, they've expanded from a mom-and-pop operation to two locations with 11 coaches in their first five years.
Swim Drills from Coach Marsh
Working with one of his elite swimmers, Coach Marsh uses his up-close view to correct her shoulder drop and to have her recovering arm go over instead of around the side.
Some of their work is specific to the Endless Pools environment. Swimming in place allows them to do a swim drill where he holds a pool noodle down the center of her body to encourage full rotation. He also recommends that she use the Endless Pools floor mirror to correct her elbow drop.
With this backstroke drill, Coach Marsh helps his swimmer align her body position and achieve a more symmetrical rotation. He starts her with a slow, controlled backstroke before turning up the Endless Pools current for a speed drill.
For this breaststroke drill, Coach Marsh has the swimmer position herself backwards from the Endless Pools current; the goal is to have her feel the water against her palms to build awareness of the proper arm position.
His front-row view allows him to observe and correct her knee position during her kick. In a matter of seconds, he's able to coach the swimmer to an improvement.
For the butterfly stroke, Coach Marsh uses this skulling drill. The Endless Pools underwater mirror lets the swimmer confirm her own high catch and hand position. Again, Coach Marsh is close enough to assist his stationary swimmer with a pool noodle.
Swim Drills from SwimBox
Coaches Dominic and Lissa Latella run Virginia's SwimBox swim studio. Here, the couple demonstrate the Corkscrew Drill.
The Corkscrew Drill strengthens your core and also helps you keep straight while swimming. Doing this drill with the Endless Pools current is especially helpful because it is key to stay within the current, and any rotation or bending will cause a swimmer to have to restart.
The Stability Swim Drill is perfect for elongating the spine and developing good form in the water. With three freestyle strokes and then a flip to do two backstrokes, the swimmer can align their spine correctly and strengthen important core muscles.
The goal of the Zipper Drill is to fine-tune the recovery phase of your swim stroke. An important aspect of this drill is hand placement; keeping your thumb aligned with your body throughout the stroke is key to doing it correctly.
This Catch-Up Drill for freestyle swimming (or the front crawl stroke) is great for improving breathing techniques. The goal of this swim drill is the take a breath but not drop your lead arm. This drill should also help with relaxing the body and creating a more natural swim stroke.