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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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Open Water Swim Training – Day #15

By Brad Burget | January 2, 2018 | 0 Comments

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

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

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

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

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

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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How much time should be placed on kicking?

By Brad Burget | December 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

A LOT! Kicking drives speed, controls body position and is essential in the timing of all strokes. Legs are the most understood part of the body especially for swimmers and their coaches. The understanding of how long it takes to get your athlete’s legs in shape, taper and rest your swimmers’ legs is a detailed […]

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How should you plan test sets into your season?

By Brad Burget | December 29, 2017 | 0 Comments

I don’t think coaches give test sets enough merit or follow through with a purpose. I will outline a series of test sets that lead up to goal times(race pace for the year) for championships. Begin by establishing goals for your swimmers which will also set race pace training for the season. Remember to be […]

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