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Tarzan

By admin | March 21, 2019 | 0 Comments
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History The term originates from Johnny Weissmuller playing Tarzan in the movies of the 1920’s. He was one of the World’s best swimmers who swam with his head out of the water. Johnny was considered the “Cadillac of swimmers” during his era. Sam Freas, who coached at LSU had a lot of success using Tarzan […]

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Training for one event

By admin | March 18, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Mechanics vs. YardageYardage, yardage, yardage is the old school of thought in this sport and is still used by some successful teams around the country. The true test would be to study the longevity of the swimmers who over train as a training philosophy and see if they continue to swim in college and improve […]

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5 sample swim workouts

By admin | March 14, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Workout #1 warm up: 500 mix 8 x 50 kick descend by 2 :10 rest Set #1 warm down as needed after each sprint 6 x :48 second sprints ( :48 is the goal time for the 100 fly) 3 of them free kick and 3 of them fly kick Set #2 warm down as […]

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Weight Lifting / Training Guidlines

By admin | March 11, 2019 | 0 Comments
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WEIGHT LIFTING / TRAINING GUIDELINES FOR SWIMMERS 1. When the core of your training is aerobic you don’t need to lift aerobically. You are lifting for speed and strength. 2. Flexibility is key especially after lifting. Stretching after any lifting to increase blood flow which aids in recovery. You must remain flexible in swimming and […]

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Daily practice advice to incorporate into your workouts

By admin | March 7, 2019 | 0 Comments
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PRACTICE TECHNIQUES 1. Racing – The drive to win close races to recover from mistakes and overtake your competition, the desire to win!!!! Some swimmers have that desire and others must be taught. You must add racing sets in your workout. Each swimmer must have the ability to start and stop speed (variable speed) thru […]

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Sample workout during taper phase weeks before Champs !

By Brad Burget | February 21, 2019 | 0 Comments
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Day #95 Warm up: start into 300 choice swim @ 70% 6 x 50 choice kick @ 75% :10 rest spend 5 minutes on reaction drills spend 5 -10 minutes on 1 or 2 step relay start with tarzan break outs (or do start, turn, finish drill) 25 easy Set #1 freestyle paddle swim if […]

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Weight Lifting must continue during taper and athletic peaking

By admin | September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments
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If you lift you must taper lifting also. Do not stop lifting or the benefits of your cross training will be lost.  You must work on speed while continuing to gain strength. The Faster Swimming coach’s guide shows an exact practice schedule for lifting during taper as well as detailed dryland workouts during this crucial […]

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Taper Swim Workouts shouldn’t be easy and require QUALITY!

By admin | September 18, 2018 | 0 Comments
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The Taper phase used by Faster Swimming is a 7 week process. Get the exact workouts needed in our 23-week program. Below is workout #105 of #113 that lead to Championships:  Day #105  Another meet warm up:  600 choice swim @ 70%  6 x 100 choice 50 kick / 50 swim :15 rest  6 x […]

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A Problem with College Swimming

By admin | September 17, 2018 | 0 Comments
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I would like to discuss observations I have seen over the years as my High School swimmers attend and swim for Universities across the country. There are a lot of variables that affect performance for athletes as they move away from home and adjust to College life but there is no way that a majority […]

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Deck-Based Dryland

By admin | September 17, 2018 | 0 Comments
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The main goal of deck-based dryland (or simply “dryland”) within this program is to increase the overall density of work performed and to increase general working capacities. Another term for this is GPP, or General Physical Preparedness. A high level of GPP will not only increase general fitness, but help facilitate recovery from swim and […]

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