Coach’s Intel: ATOM’s Shaynah Jerrell Shares a Broken 200 Set

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In today’s Coach’s Intel, Shaynah Jerrell of North Carolina’s Aquatic Team of Mecklenburg (ATOM) shares a broken 200 set. Shaynah has been the head coach with ATOM since 2005.

Here is the set:

One of my favorite sprint sets to do with my swimmers is a series of broken 200’s.  In order to figure out the interval, add :20 to the interval you normally do repeat 200’s free on.  For example most of my senior swimmers do repeat 200’s free on 2:30, so they would do this set on 2:50

4×200 free @ base interval +:20

1. straight through

2. broken at 100 for :15 rest

3. broken at 50’s for :10 rest

4. broken at 25’s for :05 rest


I like this set a lot because it really forces the kids to descend the 200’s in order to make the interval but gives them a little rest on the hardest part of the set to get some quality sprinting out of them.

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7 years ago

Nice set. Thanks

About Olivier Poirier-Leroy

Olivier Poirier-Leroy

Olivier Poirier-Leroy has been involved in competitive swimming for most of his life. Starting off at the age of 6 he was thrown in the water at the local pool for swim lessons and since then has never wanted to get out. A nationally top ranked age grouper as both a …

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