Even if swallow dives are rarely performed in competition, this is still an extremely important gymnastics skill.
It's one of the foundations for forward tumbling skills and constitutes an essential prerequisite for straight fronts with and without twists, as well as for all handspring-based vaults.
In this training, we'll go through everything you need to be able to teach it to your gymnasts.
The technical analysis video will outline the three major advantages of the swallow dive for future front tumbling skills. Then we'll take a look at the body placements and actions needed for each phase of the movement.
The second video will show you different equipment set-ups and the series of drills used to acquire this skill.
And to finish off the training, we'll take a look at the coach's movements for spotting your gymnasts' first attempts.
Enjoy the training!