Daily Swim Coach Workout #227

by Dan Dingman 0

September 26th, 2020 Swimming Workouts, Training

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Workout Context

  • Purpose:  Base building
  • Target age group:  15-18 years old, 19-22 years old
  • Target level:  Senior Age Group/ High School State Level, National/ Collegiate Level
  • Weeks until target meet:  2 weeks
  • Team Location:  United States
  • Course:  25 Yards
  • Shared workout link:  Click here to view this workout on commitswimming.com

The Workout

21 minutes Dry Land and reaction drills
10 x 100 @1:30 [3rd lap Tarzan swimming (head up and locked forward/facing, watching hand entry emphasis on almost pinky first entry for proper catch set up, avoiding the thumb or pointer finger entry ‘slap’ or ‘hack’ stroke]
2 minute explanation of next set
4x
    1 x 125 @ 2:00 Stroke (IM order by round) EN2
    1 x 25 @ 1:00 REC
    1 x 75 @ 1:30 kick [10 x 10, [10 fast kicks, 10 slow kicks]) EN1
    1 x 25 @ 1:00 REC
2 minute explanation of next set
12 x 25 @ :40 Tarzan ( 2 x 25’s inc. stk. rate, 2 x 25’s neighbor lane racing flutter kick on side, facing partner! ((what, you give me stink eye, brah?)) SP1-2
2 minute explanation of next set
6x
    2 x 100 @ 2:00 (25 Tarzan, 25 breathing 3rd, 25 of 4 strokes Tarzan, 4 Strokes regular, 25 Regular at race pace with emphasis on proper entry)
    4 x 25 @ :30 1-2 breath max/25 high intensity and emphasis on proper entry
5 x 50 @ 1:00 breath redux
4 x 50 @ 1:00 REC

Coach Notes

The swim coach was asked to define any shorthand he or she used in this workout. Their notes should provide some additional context to this swimming workout.

EN = Endurance (75-89% Max Heart Rate)
SP = Sprint (90-100% MHR)
Breath Redux = breath reduction, taking away 1 breath each new race)


Darren Sandvig
Coach, Golden West Swim Club (currently)

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