In Aquatics PE, we are working on water polo. During practice the goalies are separated from the field players. To start off, goalies swim 100 meters of both freestyle and breaststroke. Then we do 50 meters of a type of eggbeater kick called high and wide with our hands in, and 50 more with our hands out. The same is done for steps, and then we do a exercise that involves four breaststroke kicks building up to a fifth big one. After that, the practice is less consistent, sometimes we do passing or shot drills, or scrimmage for practice. Non-goalies swim the same warm-up of freestyle and breaststroke and then swim more laps of head-up freestyle and other drills.
During goalie training, we do four main things: eggbeater, steps, passing, and blocking. The main type of eggbeater we do is called high and wide, which is used to make the goalie as big as possible to block the goal. High and wide is shown on the left of the eggbeater kick picture. High and wide is usually used right before a shot, and the eggbeater shown on the right is the kind done while treading water. Steps are done my extending the leg in the way shown in the second picture and then pulling the rest of the body after it. Despite what is shown in the picture, steps are usually used to follow the ball from a distance, and not in close quarters. Passes are done by rotating the shoulder backward and quickly rotating it forward afterward. Catches are made by doing the opposite: Keeping the arm rotated slightly forward, and then moving it backward to deaccelerate the ball. Shots are made in the same fashion, aiming for high corners and then flinging the ball quickly. To block the ball, goalies keep their hands out or almost out of the water, make themselves as big as possible, and then cut of as many angles as possible. Goalies then rely on reflexes and practice to help them intercept the ball on its path to the goal.
This was not really a project, but it was sucessful in teaching me how to be a goalie. I know how to do high and wide, steps, and many other of the drills. Although tools weren't used to swim, I had to use my Power Searching with Google skills to find the best images that representing goalie training most accurately. I had to change the keywords to more appropriate and direct terms, and use similar images to get rid of unwanted replicas that were to close to the ones I wanted to be taken out with a minus.