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This morning’s Coach’s Intel features a swim practice from Andrew Hodgson, head coach of New Trier Swim Club, of Illinois.
Andrew just recently become head coach at NTSC, having also previously coached at Club Seminole and Florida State, where he was also a 5-time NCAA All-American and two-time ACC champion in the 200 backstroke. You can find Andrew on Twitter as well at @hodgson_swim.
Here is his set:
I’m a big believer in transitioning hard fast kick into fast swimming with that kick. The swimmers have bought into kick making the swim great and we have seen great results at the back end of races. That being said here is one of my favorites:
(After a 30 minute mixed warm-up)
3 Rounds of–
3×125 on 2:30 as: 25 swim, 50 kick, 50 swim (from blocks, all as fast as you can go)
100 recovery @ 2:30
I like to finish with a hypoxic set after the main set:
8×100 @1:40 as;
2,2,2,1 (breaths by 25)
2,2,1,1 (breaths by 25)
2,1,1,1 (breaths by 25)
1,1,1,1 (breaths by 25)
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