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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 […]

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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 […]

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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) […]

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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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