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Strength & Conditioning

Resting & Tapering

Deck-Based Dryland


Race Strategies

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Faster Swimming
Resting & Tapering

23 ACTUAL Weeks Mapped Out for YOU!
You'll have the model - build it to your training schedule!

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Tapering is usually a longer process and is a season end tool to fully rest a swimmer for championships (last 7 weeks). Resting can be just to give swimmers a chance to recover for an upcoming meet and can be for one day or an extended period but always less than a full taper.

Included with Faster Swimming is the 23 week Taper Plan on an Excel Spreadsheet so you can plan and track your taper throughout the season! PC and Mac ready. Click image to view a screen shot.

This program maintains the swimmers' Physical and Mental confidence. As the body recovers, the taper program included in Faster Swimming increases strength, power and speed that builds in each swimmer the confidence needed for that Championship meet.

The daily yardage amount in the 23-Week Taper Plan can be tailored to your needs based on the time you want to train. This program can be adapted to swimming 2, 3 or up to 6 times a week, with any yardage amount you desire to swim.

The beginning of this program assumes that you are starting your season and eases you into practices while developing your aerobic base. The mid-season, weeks 8-16 are the core that include the main work-load of aerobic swimming while introducing speed. The last seven weeks will develop and fine tune your speed and power, while maintaining your aerobic base.

The full program will enable you to swim multiple championship meets several weeks in a row while continuing to improve your times. If you only have one championship meet, learn how to adjust work-outs to hit your peak.

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Comments From Readers

"I have purchased the e-book and the weekly workouts and am very pleased. As I live too far from where my club is, I train alone. The true blessing of these purchases are that I can just sit back and follow the guideline / workouts that are given and not have to sit for hours putting together a swim workout or try to determine which weight / dryland program I should be following.

• Dawn Thompson (Masters Swimmer)

"The taper program has been an effective program for our team because it allows us to maintain our endurance levels through out the taper over a 4 week period for the high school season. With having done the right amount of training during the season, the swimmers have the confidence that they are more prepared for the championship races, because they are able to finish the races stronger than their opponents. We are able to concentrate on speed drills while we are tapering and not feel more tired during the taper."

• Dave Wharton
• New Albany HS Coach
(Columbus, OH)
• 1988 Silver Medallist
400 IM, 200 IM
• 1992 Olympic Team
400 IM, 200 Fly
• 2 Time World Record
200 IM, 400 IM
• 7 Time American Record Holder, 200 IM, 400 IM
• 7 Time NCAA Champion,
4 - time 400 IM, 3 time 200 IM.

"The mechanics and swim/taper plan you'll find in this book REALLY WORK. Having been a competitive swimmer, as well as an age-group coach, I can say from my experience, if you follow this program, you will see results."

"The workouts matched with the dryland program will create strength and speed – as well as keep the sport fun and challenging. It is easy to see the “method to the madness” with this plan – and I have seen kids stay motivated with this plan – because they know, if they do the work – day in and day out, that they are going to see results at the end."

• Kim Mills (Johnson)
• University of Michigan Varsity Women’s Swimming Team, 1994-1998; Team Captain 1997-1998
• Recipient of 1998 Big Ten Medal of Honor
• 9-time All-American
• 10-time Big Ten Champion
• Member of 1994 USA National Team (Goodwill Games, St. Petersburg, Russia)
• NCAA Academic All-American


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