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Weight Lifting must continue during taper and athletic peaking

By admin | September 19, 2018 | 0 Comments

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

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

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

The main goal of deck-based dryland (or simply “dryland”) within thisprogram 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 weight […]

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Speed – A Primer

By admin | August 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Speed determines the victor in the sport of swimming. Whoever touches the wall first wins, regardless of technique differences, fitness, strength, mental toughness, or whatever. Speed wins. So how do we improve speed? We swim fast(er). Often. And when full efforts don’t produce the speed we are looking for in the water, we slow down […]

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Practice techniques to incorporate

By Brad Burget | August 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

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) throughout the season, […]

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Challenges in Our Sport

By Brad Burget | August 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Our sport faces many challenges, such as title 9, foreign swimmers on collegiate scholarships that should go to our young athletes first, long grueling age-group weekend invitational’s and of course controlling parents. Recently a mother brought her 9-year-old son to my team to try out. He was good enough to join our introductory level. His […]

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Swim Readiness – General to Specific, Volume and Intensity

By admin | August 26, 2018 | 0 Comments

Starting a season off appropriately, with long-term success in mind, requires the understanding and application of some basic principles. Many coaches want to jump right in and get to specific and intense training – and I think a better approach is to build into these variables. Following a principle-based system allows for success throughout the […]

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Lets Talk about Tarzan!

By Brad Burget | August 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

The first item I would like to talk about is Tarzan. Tarzan is used for speed purposes. The proper body position for Tarzan is with the head and mouth out of the water. Keeping hips in line with the shoulders with a controlled fast kick. Tarzan is used for developing arm and leg speed. Leg […]

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More on Tarzan, Plus a Coach’s Recollection

By Brad Burget | August 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Effective freestyle that utilizes the mechanical advantage (law of levers etc) and the kinesiological principles (anatomy of muscular movement) and especially the first and second laws of motion dictates the hands should always be opposed to each other throughout the full arm cycle allowing for the most efficient application of muscular force, thus eliminating any […]

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