How cool is this?
The Greencastle Indiana High School Swimming team uses skipping to help them sense and establish natural energy patterns related to each beat of a variety of movements. The ground establishes an energy beat, and then they try to “figure out” how that beat gets through the body and ultimately out through the finger tips. From that foundation they take the movements into the water and try to feel the same natural beats established with the kick and the hand stroke of swimming.
Yahoo! Skip on!
The Crawfordsville (Indiana) High School Swim Team and the Sugar Creek Swim Club both do skipping as dryland work nearly every day, using it to build coordination, rhythm, and harmonic flow. We skip forward, backward, with swimming arms, without, basically any combination we can find. We also skip in the water, doing all of the above and more, including skipping into swimming, which is very cool. We skip for meet warmups, even for this year’s Indiana State Swimming Championship. No one has a clue what we are doing, ha ha, but we just skip away and then swim fast.
Keep skipping! Kent Menzel, Crawfordsville High School Swimming
This is the first interview Kim Corbin ever did about her skipping dream. It aired on Indianapolis’s Fox 59. Her Dad even makes a cameo appearance.
The interviewer Cody Stark went on to be a host of Good Day Sacramento and did this follow-up interview with Kim ten years later.