Cal Swimming Sprint + Power Workout in 15m “Shark Tank” (PRACTICE VIDEO)

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16 days ago

Pretty remarkable how fast Abbey is. She can hang with the guys

Dan Smith
16 days ago

We trained in a four lane 20 yard pool. The coach adapted games to the size of the facility, Our two favorites were: “hands around the knees”: everyone sit above the gutter with hands on your knees. Whistle sounds: get to the other side as fast as possible and resume sitting with hands around your knees: a reaction drill. Last one to sit still is out. We usually went 4-5 rounds before the coach began eliminating swimmers. And, in a four lane 20 yard pool with 20-30 swimmers, the waves were enormous. Our other favorite was “20 turns” as fast as your can. Those built reaction time, strength, and the ability to deal with a lot of waves (like relay… Read more »

16 days ago

glad to see the magic man is doing well

16 days ago

I remember my coaches would come up with some pretty “odd” workouts, stressing one skill or another in very novel ways. Looking back, it certainly had the effect of breaking up a long season and keeping things a bit fresher — and also wanting ne to see what “little looney” things we’d do in a week’s time to over-stress one skill or another. And, wow, did it help me in later years when I was doing summer coaching, too!

About Coleman Hodges

Coleman Hodges

Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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