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Timing and Rhythm During Breathing and Stroke

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BACKSTROKE: There is a breathing pattern in backstroke. Each swimmer will be a bit different. Have each swimmer determine his or her breathing pattern. The concentration should be during the exhale of the breath with the finish of a stroke this could be every right arm finish or any variation. Tell swimmers as they are […]

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Developing Race Strategies and Breathing Tips for your Swimmers

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Age-group coaches here some assumptions while developing RACE STRATEGIES and breathing tips for your swimmers. Remember to incorporate all of this into daily practices so it becomes second nature to your swimmers then you can really focus on their racing! Assumptions: 1.    Each swimmer will vary on how to swim each event and this should […]

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Masters Swimmers – Start Using Your Legs!

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Kicking and recovery swimming are two very important parts of your daily workouts that you need to take seriously! Most of the master swimmers especially if you swam age-group, high school or collegiate swimming in the 80’s or earlier need to incorporate into your practices kicking and recovery swimming.  We (and I am including myself) […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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