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The Number One Problem Facing Swimming

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I feel the culture of quick gratification and instant success is the main thing coaches have to learn to coach around is the number one problem facing the sport. We can outsmart the younger generation by creating daily, weekly and more creative test sets that helps the young athlete feel good about their efforts. Demanding […]

Keys to Developing Your Own 7 Week Speed Refinement Program – Intro and Practice Techniques

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Hello Coaches and Swimmers. We are going send out two excellent sprint workouts per week for 7 weeks.  They were used in a 7 week program along with Dryland/weight training and recovery swimming. For example: Monday – Dryland/Weights, Tuesday – Sprint workout #1, Wednesday – Recovery swimming, Thursday – Day Off, Friday – Dryland/Weights, Saturday […]

7 Week Speed Refinement Program – Week 7, Workout 13 & 14

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Workout #13 Warm up: start into 2 x 300 :15 rest70% 50 kick / 50 swim 2 x 100 choice swim VS by 50 100% – 75% :15 rest 4 x 50 choice swim VS 5 fast strokes / 6 slow strokes50 easy   Set #1 4 x 125 on 2:15 1-2 50 kick @ […]

7 Week Speed Refinement Program – Week 6, Workout 11 & 12

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Workout #11 Warm up: start into 600 choice swim @ 70% 4 x 125 choice stroke :15 rest 75 kick 10 fast kicks / 10 slow kicks 50 swim 10 fast strokes / 10 slow strokes 4 x 100 swim VS by 50 75% – 100% :15 rest check heart rate twice and keep between […]

7 Week Speed Refinement Program – Week 5, Workout 9 & 10

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Workout #9 Warm up: start into 400 choice swim @ 70% start into each 8 x 50 kick on side fly or free/ work fly kick off each wall 1-4 no grab start, 5-8 quick start 50 easy Set #1 complete this top stroke swim set twice 6 x 75 on 1:10 build to sprint […]

7 Week Speed Refinement Program – Week 4, Workout 7 & 8

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Workout #7 Warm up: start into 300 choice swim @ 70% Set #1 12 x 75 two strokes by 3 x 75 inc stroke count each 25 :10 rest check heart rate once each stroke to determine speedkeep heart rate +/- 24 – 26 50 easy Set #2 8 x 125 1-4 swim with paddles, […]