Coach’s Log: Earn Your Turn with Matt Kredich

*Video produced by SwimSwam contributor Coleman Hodges.*

Matt Kredich is using an early season approach to turns that he got from Tennessee Assistant coach Bill Boomer. The Volunteers have yet to do a full turn this season. Matt has a great line that he shares in the interview, “Whatever you’re practicing, you’re getting better at.”

With that in mind, he is taking the team through a very specific turn progression. He explains that progression, his approach to early season yardage vs early season details, and this set that the Volunteers did this fall:

4 x 30 yd sprints = pushoff à exit -à no wall turn at the 15à return underwater
4 x 50 freestyle @ 40 – excellent walls, low stroke count, HR 150 by # 4
4 x 75 @ 10 sec rest – same as above
3 x 100 @ 10 sec rest – ”
2 x 125 @ 10 sec rest – ”
1 x 150 @ 10 sec rest – ”

Round 1 freestyle – all HR 150 (50 beats below max)
Round 2 IM – all HR 150 (50 beats below max)
75s fly/ba/br
100’s IM
125’s free
150 free

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nice to see Garrett back, hope his videos appear on a regular basis…any way to make them downloadable?


Agreed. Hope to see more Coach’s Log soon.


Agreed, keep the stuff coming Garrett, loved your stuff from the past, looking forward to more

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