Swim Coaches Blog

Blog Categories

Building Aerobic Capacity and Race Pace

By Brad Burget | August 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

500 free goal time 4:50.00 training guidelines: Building aerobic capacity needs to be done by monitoring heart rate.  You can add longer warm-up sets if you feel the need to increase yardage for your swimmer. Each swimmer will have a certain amount of yardage per workout where you need to end the practice and that […]

Read More

The Importance of Fly Kicks

By Brad Burget | August 4, 2018 | 0 Comments

Consistent kick is a must.  Swimmers need to understand momentum and maintain it especially through the break out strokes or the transition between the underwater and swimming. Most swimmers make the mistake of slowing the kick before the break out strokes thus increasing drag and slowing momentum before trying to swim.  A consistent kick will […]

Read More

Why Swim On Top of the Water When the Fastest Part Is Under Water?

By Brad Burget | August 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

Momentum, Momentum, Momentum “When an external force acts upon a body, it changes its momentum; however, when no external force acts, the momentum of the body does not change, a fact which is incorporated in the principle of ‘the conservation of momentum’. Therefore, momentum has come to be known as the force of motion that […]

Read More

Timing and Rhythm During Breathing and Stroke

By Brad Burget | August 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 […]

Read More

Developing Race Strategies and Breathing Tips for your Swimmers

By Brad Burget | August 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 […]

Read More

Masters Swimmers – Start Using Your Legs!

By Brad Burget | August 3, 2018 | 0 Comments

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) […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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 […]

Read More

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. […]

Read More