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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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Part 3: Race Pace

By Brad Burget | January 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

The purpose of this article is to elicit thought. There are many quotes that I feel this best explains my readings of all the studies I am sharing with you.  Our goal is to become better coaches! Below are a few concepts to consider while planning your workouts. Swim Techniques at Race Pace Stroke efficiency […]

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Part 2: Planning Your Practices

By Brad Burget | January 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Here are basic concepts to keep in mind while planning your practices: 1. Any swimmer that is poorly conditioned with bad mechanics will see improvement with any activity associated with swimming. 2. Once your swimmer advances in conditioning and skill level basic practices no longer apply and actually retards further development.  Higher levels of practices […]

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Part 1: Performance is directly related to the ability of the body to use its energy systems.

By Brad Burget | January 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

Have you thought about in-performance recovery while planning your workout? This is extremely important to incorporate by emphasizing race pace work, proper rest intervals and mechanics especially the recovery phase of each stroke. Recovery occurs very rapidly within the time frame of the recovery part of a freestyle stroke or with a :05-:10 second rest […]

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INTRO: Proving Traditional Practice Techniques with Science Know What You’re Doing and Why. An Ongoing Discussion

By Brad Burget | January 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

There is a lot to consider when planning workouts for your swimmers and we are going to address many of the issues listed in this newsletter in the weeks to follow. Pool space, practice time constraints and length of the training season make it very difficult to incorporate all the following aspects that are needed […]

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Open Water Swim Training – Day #20

By Brad Burget | January 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

In order to best prepare you for an open water swim you obviously need to compete in a few open water swims in advance to the BIG SWIM. You will need to be able to maintain your body heat, hydration and energy needs so don’t just swim a lot in the pool without researching your swim well. Remember […]

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