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Momentum, Body Position, & Drag

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I read this article written by Gary Hall Sr about coupling motions. FIRST RESPONSE TO ARTICLE:   This article is another great way to describe momentum. “When an external force acts upon a body, it changes its momentum; however, when no external force acts, the momentum of the body does not change, a fact which is […]

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Tarzan

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History The term originates from Johnny Weissmuller playing Tarzan in the movies of the 1920’s. He was one of the World’s best swimmers who swam with his head out of the water. Johnny was considered the “Cadillac of swimmers” during his era. Sam Freas, who coached at LSU had a lot of success using Tarzan […]

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Training for one event

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Mechanics vs. YardageYardage, yardage, yardage is the old school of thought in this sport and is still used by some successful teams around the country. The true test would be to study the longevity of the swimmers who over train as a training philosophy and see if they continue to swim in college and improve […]

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5 sample swim workouts

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Workout #1 warm up: 500 mix 8 x 50 kick descend by 2 :10 rest Set #1 warm down as needed after each sprint 6 x :48 second sprints ( :48 is the goal time for the 100 fly) 3 of them free kick and 3 of them fly kick Set #2 warm down as […]

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Weight Lifting / Training Guidlines

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WEIGHT LIFTING / TRAINING GUIDELINES FOR SWIMMERS 1. When the core of your training is aerobic you don’t need to lift aerobically. You are lifting for speed and strength. 2. Flexibility is key especially after lifting. Stretching after any lifting to increase blood flow which aids in recovery. You must remain flexible in swimming and […]

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