Training

Winding Wednesday Workout

  You asked for more.  Here is a new Winding Workout for you to swim.   warm-up 300 – 500 your choice Preset 4 x 75 KDS, IMO 4 x 50 free on easy interval Main Set 4 x 150 Free on base 4 x 100 IM on base +10 4 x 50 Free on…

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Benefits of Swimming I Bet You Did Not Know

We all hear about the health benefits of swimming.  Makes us fitter and stronger, helps us lose/maintain our weight and provides a host of benefits.  Here is a list of benefits, I bet there is at least one on the list you did not know. Dementia: A twelve-week study showed that swimming improved memory and…

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Creating a Strategic Training Plan

Today I would like to introduce a widely used training concept in swimming. A three macro-cycle training program is a simple concept at the high level. Traditionally, each of the three cycles are done for equal amounts of time.  During my look at each of the three cycles I will comment on timing of each,…

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Creating a Strategic Training Plan

Today I would like to introduce a widely used training concept in swimming. A three macro-cycle training program is a simple concept at the high level. Traditionally, each of the three cycles are done for equal amounts of time.  During my look at each of the three cycles I will comment on timing of each,…

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Raising a Competitive Swimmer

Over the decades I have often been asked about how much swimming does a young ager grouper need?  When do they need to start swimming on a team? When is it too late to start as a swimmer? As I try to provide some guidance to parents on how to help their young athlete evolve…

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What’s in my gear bag

I carry two bags to the pool every day. My “swim” bag and my “gear bag”.  In last week’s post I gave you a peak into my swim bag. This week I will look into my gear bag must haves. I hope these peaks into my bags help you be prepared for your trips to…

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Winding Wednesday Workouts

Each day the Swim Stroke Tools Training Center https://swimstroketools.com/training-center/) publishes nine new workouts. These workouts are broken into 2000, 3000, and 4000 yards or meters, with three specialties (free, IM, and sprint). The workouts are structured and offer a great workout!  But, I admit I like to break it up with a more winding workout…

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Swim Camps: not just for kids!

Swim camps as an age grouper are both fun and effective for helping develop young swimmers. If you missed out on this experience as a kid or want to relive the great time you had at camp as a youth, swim camps are master friendly.  Over the years many quality swim camps have come up…

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New Year’s Resolutions, how to make sure you succeed

For decades I have watched new individual’s show up at the pool where I coach ready to include exercise in their lives as part of a new year’s resolution. I am always rooting for these individuals and offer my support. After watching more fail then succeed I would like to offer the following thoughts to…

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Best of 2018

Enjoying the Holiday. Coach Pat is off  for the holiday, we are rerunning her favorite blog of 2018. If your read only one blog for the year this is the one she would want you to see. Our blog will return in January. Compressing the Middle Read about swimming ( and exercise) keeps you from…

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