Table of Contents

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  • Section 1: Introduction
    • Swimming Philosophy
    • Scope of Swimming
  • Section 2: Mechanics
    • Stroke Work
    • All Swimmers Need
    • Mechanics
      • Back of the hand mechanics with “arm and hand” as one-paddle.
      • Catch and finish of each stroke.
      • Body position and reducing drag.
      • Momentum
      • Timing and rhythm during the breathing and stroke.
    • Finishes
    • Turns
    • Tarzan for Sprint Practice Purposes
    • Relay Starts
    • Forward Start
    • Backstroke Start
    • Stroke Analysis
  • Section 3: Race Strategies
    • 400 IM
    • 200 & 100 IM
    • 800, 100, 1500 & 1650 Freestyle
    • The Process of Breathing
    • 500 Freestyle
    • 200 Freestyle
    • 100 Freestyle
    • 50 Freestyle
    • 200 Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke
    • 100 Butterfly, Backstroke, Breaststroke
  • Section 4: 23-Week Seasonal Plan
    • Practice Techniques
    • Season Plan Pre-Taper and Taper
    • Assumptions
    • Resting and Tapering
    • Use of Swimming Equipment
    • 16-Week Pre-Taper Program
    • 7-Week Taper
  • Section 5: Hydration and Nutrition
    • Hydration
    • Electrolytes - What Are They and How Do I Get Them
    • Eating on a Daily basis, Especially at Meets
    • Suggestions at Restaurants
  • Section 6: Cross Training
    • Strength and Conditioning
    • Stretching Basics
    • Weight Lifting Guidelines for Swimmers
    • Weight Lifting
    • Weight Lifting Exercises
    • Parameters
    • Individual Lifting Workout
    • Microcycles and Mesocycles
    • 7-Week Taper Weight Lifting Templates
    • Taper Lifting Mesocycle #1 (Weeks 1-4)
    • Taper Lifting Mesocycle #2 (Weeks 5-7)
    • Weight Lifting Photo Demonstrations
    • Deck-Based Dryland
    • Dryland Exercises
    • The Dryland Workout
    • The Individual Dryland Workout
    • 7-Week Taper Dryland Program
    • Taper Dryland Workouts (Weeks 1 & 3)
    • Taper Dryland Workouts (Weeks 2 & 4)
    • Taper Dryland Workouts (Weeks 5 & 6)
    • Dryland Photo Demonstrations
  • Section 7: Structure Program
    • Swimmer Evaluation Form
    • Importance of Goal Setting
    • What to Look For in a Team
    • Training Groups
    • Choosing a Swim Camp
    • How to Choose Meets
    • Meets
      • Time Standards
      • What Meets Should Your Swimmer Participate In?
      • Meet Requirements
      • How are Relays Decided?
      • How will I know prior to the meet which event my swimmer is swimming and what time to be there?
      • How Much Does It Cost To Swim In A Meet?
      • What to Expect at a Meet
        • How long does a meet last?
        • Who does my swimmer compete against?
        • What is the difference between a timed finals meet and a prelims/finals meet?
        • How is it decided what heat my swimmer will be in?
        • What is a heat sheet?
        • What is a bullpen?
        • Where does my swimmer go after finishing an event?
        • What is a DQ and when do they happen?
        • Important Notes for a Meet
      • Coaches Expectations of Swimmers
      • Coaches Expectations of Themselves
      • Practices
      • Swimmer Expectations of Themselves
  • Section 8: Additional Benefits
    • Stroke Analysis and Correction
    • Survey for individualized Race Strategy and Workouts

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