Becoming a Faster Swimmer Backstroke featuring Coach Tom Jagerby sportvideos
In this informative video, five-time Olympic Gold Medalist Tom Jager teaches a young swim team how to become successful competitive backstroke swimmers. Jager presents a progressive system of techniques, training methods,and drills designed to develop the most efficient backstroke possible. The topics covered in this program include:streamlining, body-positioning, kicking techniques, head position, arm and hand positions, developmental drills, common errors and corrections, and more.
Tom Jager is one of the most decorated US Olympians of all-time. He earned seven Olympic medals (five of which were gold), and six-times broke the 50 meter freestyle world record. He attended the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and won NCAA individual national championships in the 100-yard freestyle (1983, 1984), the 50-yard freestyle (1984, 1985), and the 100-yard backstroke (1985). He was also an eleven-time United States national open champion. Tom Jager was inducted into the International Swimming Hall of Fame in 2001. In 2004, Jager became the head coach of the University of Idaho's Idaho Vandals women's swim team. Jager then accepted the head coaching position for the Washington State Cougars swim team from 2011-2018. In 2019, Tom and his wife Becky took over coaching duties at the Aspen Swim Club in Aspen, Colorado.