Skills Development Framework

Background purpose

To promote skill development.

Help swimmers and parents understand the need for greater efficiency of technique as a primary consideration

To assist the swimming community in understanding land conditioning and how it directly impacts upon performance

Key Goals

Develop body awareness during land work that can translate to the pool environment, leading to a smoother progression route for swimmers

Create consistency of standards across Wales during the development pathway

Allow other coaches to share their thoughts on stroke development and focus swimmers to train on drills that will directly impact on their
performance

Skills Development Framework Part 1

In order to develop your foundational skills and specific movement patterns for each stroke, please read the guidance document and watch the videos carefully.

Butterfly Drill 1 Video

Backstroke Drill 1 Video

Front Crawl Drill 1 Video

Breaststroke Drill 1 Video

Skills Development Framework Part 2

In order to develop your foundational skills and specific movement patterns for each stroke, please read the guidance document and watch the videos carefully.

Butterfly Drill 2 Video

Backstroke Drill 2 Video

Front Crawl Drill 2 Video

Breaststroke Drill 2 Video

Skills Development Framework Part 3

In order to develop your foundational skills and specific movement patterns for each stroke, please read the guidance document and watch the videos carefully.

Butterfly Drill 3 Video

Backstroke Drill 3 Video

Front Crawl Drill 3 Video

Breaststroke Drill 3 Video

Skills Development Framework Part 4

In order to develop your foundational skills and specific movement patterns for each stroke, please read the guidance document and watch the videos carefully.

Butterfly Drill 4 Video

Backstroke Drill 4 Video

Front Crawl Drill 4 Video

Breaststroke Drill 4 Video

Skills Development Framework Part 5

In order to develop your foundational skills and specific movement patterns for each stroke, please read the guidance document and watch the videos carefully.

Butterfly Drill 5 Video

Backstroke Drill 5 Video

Front Crawl Drill 5 Video

Breaststroke Drill 5 Video

Skills Development Framework Part 6

In order to develop your foundational skills and specific movement patterns for each stroke, please read the guidance document and watch the videos carefully.

Butterfly Drill 6 Video

Backstroke Drill 6 Video

Front Crawl Drill 6 Video

Breaststroke Drill 6 Video

Skills Development Framework Part 7

In order to develop your foundational skills and specific movement patterns for each stroke, please read the guidance document and watch the videos carefully.

Butterfly Drill 7 Video

Backstroke Drill 7 Video

Front Crawl Drill 7 Video

Breaststroke Drill 7 Video

Skills Development Framework Part 8

In order to develop your foundational skills and specific movement patterns for each stroke, please read the guidance document and watch the videos carefully.

Butterfly Drill 8 Video

Backstroke Drill 8 Video

Front Crawl Drill 8 Video

Breaststroke Drill 8 Video

Skills Development Framework Part 9

In order to develop your foundational skills and specific movement patterns for each stroke, please read the guidance document and watch the videos carefully.

Butterfly Drill 9 Video

Backstroke Drill 9 Video

Front Crawl Drill 9 Video

Breaststroke Drill 9 Video

Skills Development Framework Part 10

In order to develop your foundational skills and specific movement patterns for each stroke, please read the guidance document and watch the videos carefully.

Butterfly Drill 10 Video

Backstroke Drill 10 Video

Front Crawl Drill 10 Video

Breaststroke Drill 10 Video

Skills Development Framework Part 11

In order to develop your foundational skills and specific movement patterns for each stroke, please read the guidance document and watch the videos carefully.

Butterfly Drill 11 Video

Backstroke Drill 11 Video

Front Crawl Drill 11 Video

Breaststroke Drill 11 Video

Skills Development Framework Part 12

In order to develop your foundational skills and specific movement patterns for each stroke, please read the guidance document and watch the videos carefully.

Butterfly Drill 12 Video

Backstroke Drill 12 Video

Front Crawl Drill 12 Video

Breaststroke Drill 12 Video


Drill Progression Movement Flows

These videos will introduce swimmers to a Movement Flow sequence specific to developing the physical qualities required to complete the pool based Stroke Drill Progressions.

The videos will also introduce swimmers to a system of combining movements and exercises into ‘Movement Flows’. The goal of a movement flow is to combine exercises in a methodical sequence, moving from one pose to the next, expressing fluidity and allowing for smooth transitions. Performing Movement Flows, not only develops strength and stability, but also cultivates creativity within physical development.

Drill Progression Movement Flow Freestyle

This video will introduce the swimmer to a Movement Flow sequence specific to developing the physical qualities required to complete the pool based Freestyle Drill Progressions.

Swim Wales Drill Progression Movement Flow Freestyle Video

Drill Progression Movement Flow Breaststroke

This video will introduce the swimmer to a Movement Flow sequence specific to developing the physical qualities required to complete the pool based Breaststroke Drill Progressions.

Swim Wales Drill Progression Movement Flow Breaststroke Video

Drill Progression Movement Flow Backstroke

This video will introduce the swimmer to a Movement Flow sequence specific to developing the physical qualities required to complete the pool based Backstroke Drill Progressions.

Swim Wales Drill Progression Movement Flow Backstroke Video

Drill Progression Movement Flow Butterfly

This video will introduce the swimmer to a Movement Flow sequence specific to developing the physical qualities required to complete the pool based Butterfly Drill Progressions.

Swim Wales Drill Progression Movement Flow Butterfly

Movement Flow Program Design

This video will introduce the coach and swimmer to some guidelines which can be used to structure the sequencing of poses and exercises into Movement Flow sessions.

Swim Wales Movement Flow Program Design


Shoulder Health

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Shoulder Health Part 1

As some swimmers return to open water and prior to returning to the pool, shoulder health is critical after time out of the water.

Shoulder Health Part 1 Video

Shoulder Health Part 2

As some swimmers return to open water and prior to returning to the pool, shoulder health is critical after time out of the water.

Shoulder Health Part 2 Video

Shoulder Health Part 3

As some swimmers return to open water and prior to returning to the pool, shoulder health is critical after time out of the water.

Shoulder Health Part 3 Video

Shoulder Health Part 4

As some swimmers return to open water and prior to returning to the pool, shoulder health is critical after time out of the water.

Shoulder Health Part 4 Video

Shoulder Health Part 5

As some swimmers return to open water and prior to returning to the pool, shoulder health is critical after time out of the water.

Shoulder Health Part 5 Video

Shoulder Health Part 6

As some swimmers return to open water and prior to returning to the pool, shoulder health is critical after time out of the water.

Shoulder Health Part 6 Video