GO SWIM Breaststroke with Amanda Beard
In GO SWIM BREASTSTROKE, Olympic Gold Medalist and World Record holder Amanda Beard shares the key focus points that she uses to develop her awesome breaststroke technique. Amanda's six focus points work for every level of swimmer -- novice to elite -- and you don't have to learn drills or change your normal workout routine in order to incorporate them into your stroke. You can start to apply them immediately, the next time you go to the pool. The extraordinary swimming footage of Amanda, combined with her clear, step-by-step instruction, will help take your breaststroke to the next level.
* Discover Amanda's 6 key focus points for fast breaststroke.
* Learn WHY each key point is important, and HOW each one will help you go faster.
* Each focus point is illustrated from multiple angles -- side, head-on, below, and rear -- and from above and below the surface.
* Slow-motion and freeze-frame footage allows you to zoom in on key moves and really SEE how to do them.
* Use Amanda's favorite drills to practice each key element -- or just GO SWIM! The 6 simple focal points will help you improve, even without drills.
* Bonus section includes exciting home-movie footage of Amanda in four key races: 100 Breast finals, 100 Breast semi-finals, and 200 Breast finals (her world-record performance of 2:22.44) from 2004 Olympic Trials. Plus "The Race" -- Amanda's 2004 Olympic victory in Athens in the 200 Breast.
AMANDA BEARD, at age 14, became the second youngest Olympic Gold Medalist in USA Swimming history. Since her 1996 debut in Atlanta (where she also took silver in the 100 and 200 Breaststroke), she has won a total of seven Olympic medals, including her dramatic gold-medal victory in the 200 Breaststroke in Athens. She has held the World Record in the 200M Breaststroke and the American Record in the 100M and 200M Breaststroke and 200M IM.
GO SWIM BREASTSTROKE WITH AMANDA BEARD was written, filmed, and produced by the team of GLENN MILLS, a member of the 1980 Olympic Swim Team, and BARBARA HUMMEL, veteran of two Olympic Trials and currently a coach and World Top-Ten Masters swimmer.
Approximate Running Time: 50 minutes