33 Meters: with Hellen Moffitt

Most professional swimmers are living between two worlds: the world of swimming and the “real” world. As any competitive swimmer knows, life outside the pool is a juggling act, one that gets even harder when you are no longer a student-athlete and have to pay your own bills. This is a look at a week in the life of Hellen Moffitt: World Champion, Team USA member, Fike Swim ambassador, and supply chain specialist for Foodbuy USA, which negotiates and manages large orders of food, beverage, and hospitality services worth $23 billion annually on behalf of clients.

Work: 8:30am-5:00pm
Evening Practice: 5:30-7:30pm

Monday afternoon is typically aerobic, around 6.5K. The main set:
Aerobic warmup followed by:
x 233s (33 meter pool) on 4:00 done 66 yards kick, 100 yards swim, and 66 yards kick
The swim was freestyle, all best average (about 1:07) with a heartrate of around 180 the whole time.

Morning Practice: 7:30-9:30am
Lift: 9:45-11:00am
Work: 12:00pm-5:00pm
Evening Practice: 5:30-7:30pm

Tuesday morning is threshold/pace work long course, usually a bunch of 50s or 75s fly fast on medium rest. Tuesday evening is aerobic with a kicking element.
Tuesday morning main set:
2 rounds:
10 x 50 fly with a 500 easy in between
4 of the 50s are on 1:30, then 1:20, 1:10, 1:00, :50, :40, :30.
Hellen averaged :31.5 long course!

Morning Practice: 6:00-8:00am
Work: 8:30am-5pm
Strength-Based Yoga: 6:00-7:00pm

Wednesday mornings are recovery, “which I usually do on my own. Evenings are for strength-based yoga, which has been huge for my recovery and ability to finish the week strong.”

Morning Practice: 7:30-9:30am
Lift: 9:45-11:00am
Work: 12:00pm-5:00pm
Evening Practice: 5:30-7:30pm

Thursday morning is threshold/pace work long course (similar to Tuesday) and Thursday evening is usually some combination of kicking, pulling, and power elements.

Morning Practice: 6:00-8:00am
Friday morning is power combined with short sprints.
Work: 8:30am-5:00pm

On this particular week Hellen’s team at Foodbuy was tasked with analyzing a client’s food and beverage spend and finding more cost-effective suppliers and distribution channels to save the client money.

Morning Practice: 8:00-10:00am
Lift: 10:15-11:30am

Saturday morning is almost always quality.
Saturday morning set:
30 x 100 LCM on 2:00 with odds best average from a dive and evens easy
5 fly averaging 1:05
5 back averaging 1:08
5 free averaging 1:02

Sunday gets Hellen through the week. “I do deep-stretch yoga for recovery followed by lots of cooking. I prepare my meals for the entire week because I get home so late from practice and need to refuel right away. Plus, prepping on Sunday gives me the downtime during the week that is so precious to a swimmer. A few minutes with a book, Netflix, or just hanging out with my roommate and then in bed by 10.”

And that’s one week in the life of Team USA swimmer Hellen Moffitt.  Stay tuned for the next installment of 33 Meters with another Fike Swim ambassador!  In the meantime, support Hellen on her journey to Tokyo by following her Instagram and Twitter pages, and get the latest Fike Swim news, product updates, and videos by liking them on Facebook and subscribing to their YouTube channel.  And you can get a candid look at Fike Swim’s journey to help swimmers SWIM DIFFERENT by following them on Instagram.

About Fike Swim

“We design products exclusively for the toughest athletes in the world.  We unapologetically place swimmers on a pedestal.  The rigors they embrace on a daily basis can only be understood by another swimmer and they deserve a company focused 100% on helping them succeed.  Whether you’re just starting out or training for Tokyo, we stand behind you.” 

— James Fike, Founder

Fike Swim Products was born when founder James Fike put a brick on top of a kickboard and transformed just another legs-only kick set into a total body workout felt into the next day.  Since then it’s been our mission to create unique swim equipment with the single-minded goal of making you faster. We don’t sell toys. We create tools to help you reach your potential.

Swim Training courtesy of Fike Swim, a SwimSwam partner.

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Looks like she works 3/4 time, impressive!

Sum Ting Wong

What is she world champion of?


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