Group swimming exercises

There are days when it is good to get out of the series routine and practice other types of skills in the aquatic environment, which, believe it or not, is also training!

Leaving the usual training structure provides extra motivation for athletes, as well as fun and enjoyment while continuing to improve their basic physical abilities.

For this reason, we believe that it is very important to plan certain days in which you can carry out some exercises other than the usual ones, such as the ones we propose below.

The train or the chain

Exercise The train or the chain
Capture / The train or the chain

The simplest version is done in pairs, but you can increase the number of athletes as much as you want. It consists of forming a train or chain to swim, so that the first can only move the arms and the last the feet.

You can use material and vary the styles, although normally it is usually done behind the back or crawl, but it depends on the ability of each one. Another option (image) is to use it to work on body alignment, for this we recommend the use of a tube.


Similar to the previous exercise, but this time we increase the number of swimmers, so that each swimmer will have 2 companions each holding an ankle.

To be able to move, swimmers may only use one of their arms, except for the first that will use both and the last that will also be able to move their legs.

Kick battle

Two facing swimmers grab a table or churro. Taking as reference a mark on the lane or curb, at the coach's signal they should try to move their partner using only the movement of their kick.

Exercise Kick Battle
Catch / Kick Battle

Swimming in mirror

This exercise requires a little more level and consists of standing just below a partner (face up) and imitating the swimming style. You can start just with the kick like the video we see below


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The wave hall

If you have a shallow pool, each swimmer will grab a board with the idea of ​​moving the water to create waves all at once.

One at a time or in pairs, swimmers should cross the corridor as quickly as possible.

Laura García Cervantes
Laura Garcia Cervantes.
Dra. Science of Physical Activity and Sport

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