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Seasonal Dryland Considerations – Part 2

By admin | July 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

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

By admin | July 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

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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The Open Turn

By Brad Burget | July 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

The open turn is used for the breast and the butterfly. There is another flip turn for these strokes. I have only been witness to this turn at higher level meets.  This turn takes a lot of practice and excellent judgement especially as the swimmer goes into the third turn of the 100 or continues […]

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Backstroke and Freestyle Turns

By Brad Burget | July 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Backstroke turn: Let’s start with the backstroke turn, which technically is the same as the freestyle turn, once the swimmer has changed his or her body position. The last stroke taken from the flags of backstroke is the key stroke where the swimmers change body position to the breast facing the bottom on the pool. […]

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Tapering Explained with Example Workout

By Brad Burget | July 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

Tapering means a lot more than resting and is a long process to prepare the athlete for a series of championship meets or “The Big Meet”. The athlete will still increase aerobic capacity while developing the speed needed for the end of the season. Developing Speed and Power is the focus for the athlete’s niche […]

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Mistakes When Swimming the 100

By Brad Burget | July 18, 2018 | 0 Comments

There are two major mistakes that most swimmers make in the 100 of any stroke, sprinting the first 25 full speed and not breathing. Teaching the swimmer how to control the beginning of the race is key.  Swimmers need to understand the importance of breathing.  Except for the 50 free, breathing is one of the […]

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More on Momentum

By Brad Burget | February 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

We have covered momentum before but it could be the most important concept for all swimmers to understand. Do your best to convey to all swimmers the importance of maintaining and creating speed. This takes focus and efficiency! Maintaining momentum from a start, turn, the finishing of strokes and kicking are extremely important. Teach your […]

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Race Pace

By Brad Burget | February 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Race Pace isn’t sprinting to exhaustion but creating the speed that will be needed to achieve goal times for each event. The main emphasis of Faster Swimming is if you train at slow speeds you will compete at slow speeds. If you train 500’s and you are a 50 freestyler you are not maximizing your […]

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Race Readiness

By Brad Burget | February 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Practice You must simulate race conditions in practice to get better at racing. This includes having a plan for a general warm-up, perhaps an event-specific warm-up, what to do if no warm-up pool or lanes are available during the meet, what your athletes need with them behind the blocks (goggles, a relay card (?), a […]

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Preparing for Championships through Taper

By Brad Burget | February 22, 2018 | 0 Comments

Now is the time of year when everything counts. Hopefully, your swimmers have trained well and if they haven’t well then last call. 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 […]

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