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Part 2: Planning Your Practices

By Brad Burget | January 10, 2018 | 0 Comments

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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

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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

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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

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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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Open Water Swim Training – Day #15

By Brad Burget | January 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

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This is the fourth installation of the 15th practice session for our Open Water Swim Training example.  Over the next few weeks, we’ll post at regular intervals various days of the training.  The entire training session can be found in our 23 Week Training Session, which can be found here. Watch the workout progression as […]

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Open Water Swim Training – Day #10

By Brad Burget | January 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

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This is the third installation of the 10th practice session for our Open Water Swim Training example.  Over the next few weeks, we’ll post at regular intervals various days of the training.  The entire training session can be found in our 23 Week Training Session, which can be found here. Watch the workout progression as […]

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Open Water Swim Training – Day #5

By Brad Burget | January 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

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This is the second post of the 5th practice session for our Open Water Swim Training example.  Over the next few weeks, we’ll post at regular intervals various days of the training.  The entire training session can be found in our 23 Week Training Session, which can be found here. Watch the workout progression as […]

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Open Water Swim Training – Day #1

By Brad Burget | January 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

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This is the first practice session for our Open Water Swim Training example.  Over the next few weeks, we’ll post at regular intervals various days of the training.  The entire training session can be found in our 23 Week Training Session, which can be found here. Watch the workout progression as we add yardage and […]

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Open Water Swim Training – Focus & Requirements

By Brad Burget | January 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

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Its summer time in the northern hemisphere, and that means outdoor swimming.  For the next few weeks, we’re going to discuss training for open water training.  The list below represents both initial instructions and keyword phrases used in the 6 week period of the 23 Week Training Manual which focus on 10,000 yard workouts, in […]

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Seasonal Planning

By Brad Burget | December 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

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When writing your seasonal plan you must start with your taper. What dates are your championship meets, yes meets? You don’t train all season/year just for one meet. Tapering is up to a 7 week process that prepares an athlete for multiple meets, not a one or two week resting process after yardage overload and […]

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