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Building your Dryland Program – Pre-Taper Dryland Test Set Example

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Weekly points: Dryland workouts should follow swim practice or be separated by 4+ hours Separate the test workout from other workouts by at least two days End all sets at indicated times – if you don’t reach a number goal don’t worry, just keep working towards these goals Use results from these tests to work […]

Seasonal Considerations for Each Week and Workout

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There are focus points and workout goals to consider listed before each week’s outline in the Faster Swimming seasonal plan. Fly kicking, breathing expectations, racing and race pace, total yardage with the % of kicking, and racing are all included, along with paddle sets, underwater kicking, turn considerations, and much, much more.  The taper part […]

3 Items to Include in Daily Workouts

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Today we would like to discuss three very important items that all coaches should include in their daily if not at least weekly workouts Let’s talk about Tarzan The first item I would like to talk about is Tarzan.  Tarzan is used for speed purposes. The proper body position for Tarzan is with the head […]

Breaststroke Continues to Change!

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I think as long as we keep thinking about the best ways to reduce drag with regards to each swimmers body type this stroke will continue to morph.  As you all know there is a lot of motion in the breaststroke that creates drag and this reduction in drag will advance your swimmers the quickest in […]

More on Taper with Video Help!

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Taper time is a well thought out process of preparing your swimmers for championships.  Taper means QUALITY work and QUALITY recovery just to begin.   Race Pace, Variable Speed swimming and kicking, Understanding the process of resting legs, etc are huge components of this 7 week preparation. The outlines will spell out exactly what distances […]