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Part 5: Repeating Race Pace Sets

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This article is a basic summary of those posted past newsletters from this study. Please remember these basic concepts while incorporating the workouts provided in the most recent newsletter. How often do you need to repeat specific race pace sets for optimal training? This study recommends 8 weeks to 3 months based on the ability […]

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Part 4: Race Pace Set Examples

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Here are some workouts from the research I have been reading.  Please add this to your practice routines but make sure that all swimmers are performing at exact Race Pace. If a specific distance wasn’t at Race Pace then the swimmer needs to rest until able to perform and resume the set. A. Race Pace […]

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Part 3: Race Pace

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Below are a few concepts to consider while planning your workouts. Swim Techniques at Race Pace Stroke efficiency is developed for the pace at which training is performed as discussed in previous newsletters.  To improve race performances, stroke efficiency must be improved and swum at race pace to achieve the best training effect. Stroke rates […]

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Part 2: Planning Your Practices

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Here are basic concepts to keep in mind while planning your practices: 1. Any swimmer that is poorly conditioned with bad mechanics will see improvement with any activity associated with swimming. 2. Once your swimmer advances in conditioning and skill level basic practices no longer apply and actually retards further development.  Higher levels of practices […]

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Part 1: Performance is directly related to the ability of the body to use its energy systems.

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Have you thought about in-performance recovery while planning your workout? This is extremely important to incorporate by emphasizing race pace work, proper rest intervals and mechanics especially the recovery phase of each stroke. Recovery occurs very rapidly within the time frame of the recovery part of a freestyle stroke or with a :05-:10 second rest […]

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