Maximizing what you get from your pool time

Whether you swim fourteen practices a week or two; 3 hours or 30 minutes. I want you to get the most out of the time you have to put in. I have put together a short list of key ideas to help build your workouts around:

  • Swim on interval. Not all yardage has to be on the fastest interval you can manage. In fact, some should be on higher rest interval to work on quality.  Don’t swim on rest intervals (i.e. 10 seconds rest).  Intervals will keep your effort even and not allow you to fade away, getting slower with each passing length of the pool.
  • Don’t swim all free (or any single stroke exclusively) mix it up. Doing all one stroke is bad for even muscle development.
  • Don’t get stuck on doing the same practice over and over. You need to break out of your comfort zone
  • Do well thought-out and complete workouts that meet all the training needs. (Need a practice?  Visit our training center for free workouts.  Nine new workouts everyday: 2000, 3000, & 4000 yard workouts, with either freestyle, IM, or sprint emphasis. Visit

Get out of rut of being a lap swimmer who goes up and down the pool.  Swim rounded workouts that will push you to the next level.

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