Posts Tagged ‘Swim 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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Maintaining Your Free Speed

Last week, we discussed creating free speed off of each wall with your streamline position. This week, we pick up with maximizing your breakout (that moment when you take your first stroke). Here are two elements to your breakout: Depth: How deep you are on the push off is an important concept. Too shallow and…

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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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The Ever-elusive Feel for the Water

I know you have heard some coach say, or read it in an article, and you know you don’t have it. The ever-elusive “feel” for the water. You may not be sure what it is, but you are sure you don’t have it. Let’s look at what it is and simple steps to help develop…

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Cold Water Panic

Recently a Tri-athlete friend of mine told me of her bad experience that now has her a bit panicked when swimming in cold water. Water in the 50s and 60s is commonplace for triathlons and it can lead to bad experiences for many even if you are wearing a wet suit. Here is what can…

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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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Butterfly: One Dolphin, two kicks

A rookie butterflyer often get confused about the dolphin motion. The butterfly has only one dolphin per arm stroke, but two kicks.  The first kick, is the large kick we see breaking the surface of the water on a proficient butterflyer and help drives us forward. The second, smaller kick is where the beginner often…

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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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What’s in my swim bag

I carry two bags to the pool every day. My “swim” bag and my “gear bag”.  In today’s post I will discuss my swim bag necessities and next week will address my gear bag must haves. I hope these peaks into my bags help you be prepared for your trips to the pool. Swim suit: …

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