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Breaststroke Continues to Change!

By Brad Burget | January 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

I think as long as we keep thinking about the best ways to reduce drag with regards to each swimmers body type this stroke will continue to morph.  As you all know there is a lot of motion in the breaststroke that creates drag and this reduction in drag will advance your swimmers the quickest in […]

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More on Taper with Video Help!

By Brad Burget | January 16, 2018 | 0 Comments

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 the process of resting legs, etc are huge components of this 7 week preparation. The outlines will spell out exactly what distances […]

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Successful Sport Task Management Part 1: Follow Up to 10 Principles of Athletic Success

By Brad Burget | January 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

This is a follow up to an article we posted on Facebook in January 2012. The article was titled “The 10 Principles of Athletic Success.” If you have questions, please know that we answer every email and phone call. For the next 3 email newsletters, we’ll be discussing Successful Sports Task Management. Successful task management […]

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Successful Sport Task Management Part 2: Regeneration and Sleep

By Brad Burget | January 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

We look at regeneration as the ability to recover from a given session, training phase or season and then be ready to move on to the next level.  Regenerative methods can include a wide variety of specific measures (sauna, massage, Epsom salt bath, etc) and for our purpose of moving from general to specific, we […]

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Successful Sport Task Management Part 3: Regeneration and Nutrition

By Brad Burget | January 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

Again, we look at regeneration as the ability to recover from a given session, training phase or season and then be ready to move on to the next (higher) level.  We covered sleep and sleep-related strategies in Part Two, and we move on to the other main influence for Regeneration – Nutrition. As with sleep, […]

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Core Rotation Questions Answered with Video

By Brad Burget | January 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

One of our friends recently had questions about core rotations and core training.  This is the information we sent him: Core rotations are simply rotating through core exercises for a given amount of time.  For example Core rotations – 4 min, switch exercises every :30  could just be a series repeating – for instance, alternating […]

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A Variety of Video Explanations

By Brad Burget | January 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

From time to time we get questions about a variety of swim related topics. The following videos were created to pair with our Monthly Workout subscription, which you can find here. If you have any questions, post it below! WALL CORDS VARIATIONS http://www.viddler.com/explore/FasterSwim/videos/184/ TURNS WITH CORDS http://www.viddler.com/explore/FasterSwim/videos/185/ IM FREE WARM UP EXPLANATION http://www.viddler.com/explore/FasterSwim/videos/172/ IM FREE […]

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Practicing Simple and Basic Concepts

By Brad Burget | January 11, 2018 | 0 Comments

I have been teaching a lot of adult lessons lately and it has reminded me of some very simple concepts that we as coaches most likely overlook and assume that our swimmers understand. Take some time during warm ups to review even with your best swimmers.  I review all of these concepts with my team […]

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Part 5: Repeating Race Pace Sets

By Brad Burget | January 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

This article is a basic summary of those posted past newsletters from this study. Please remember these basic concepts while incorporating the workouts provided in the most recent newsletter. How often do you need to repeat specific race pace sets for optimal training? This study recommends 8 weeks to 3 months based on the ability […]

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Part 4: Race Pace Set Examples

By Brad Burget | January 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Here are some workouts from the research I have been reading.  Please add this to your practice routines but make sure that all swimmers are performing at exact Race Pace. If a specific distance wasn’t at Race Pace then the swimmer needs to rest until able to perform and resume the set. A. Race Pace […]

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