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Seasonal Dryland Considerations – Part 2

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Below are some of the considerations that we take into account for our Dryland programming: Separate swimming and dryland sessions as much as feasible, ideally separated by more than four hours.  If separated by less than two hours, swim first. Dryland should most often follow the order of skill work, speed work, strength work, and […]

Seasonal Dryland Considerations – Part 1

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Dryland is an integral part of our swim training. A solid dryland program allows our swimmers to produce more Force and to have increased Power (capacity). Perhaps just as important, Dryland provides our swimmers with a solid foundation of both durability and adaptability that can be relied upon in the pool. For the sake of […]

The Open Turn

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The open turn is used for the breast and the butterfly. There is another flip turn for these strokes. I have only been witness to this turn at higher level meets.  This turn takes a lot of practice and excellent judgement especially as the swimmer goes into the third turn of the 100 or continues […]

Backstroke and Freestyle Turns

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Backstroke turn: Let’s start with the backstroke turn, which technically is the same as the freestyle turn, once the swimmer has changed his or her body position. The last stroke taken from the flags of backstroke is the key stroke where the swimmers change body position to the breast facing the bottom on the pool. […]

Tapering Explained with Example Workout

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Tapering means a lot more than resting and is a long process to prepare the athlete for a series of championship meets or “The Big Meet”. The athlete will still increase aerobic capacity while developing the speed needed for the end of the season. Developing Speed and Power is the focus for the athlete’s niche […]

Mistakes When Swimming the 100

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There are two major mistakes that most swimmers make in the 100 of any stroke, sprinting the first 25 full speed and not breathing. Teaching the swimmer how to control the beginning of the race is key.  Swimmers need to understand the importance of breathing.  Except for the 50 free, breathing is one of the […]