Daily Swim Coach Workout #279

by Dan Dingman 2

November 17th, 2020 Swimming Workouts, Training

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Workout Context

  • Purpose:  Base building
  • Target age group:  9-12 years old
  • Target level:  Age Group (Intermediate), Age Group (Advanced)
  • Weeks until target meet:  < 1 week
  • Team Location:  United States
  • Course:  25 Yards
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The Workout

1×300 @ 4:30, 50 FR/25 scull
3×100 @ 1:50, 50 FL kwb, 50 FR drill: sharkfin
3×50 @ 1:00 FL single arm/FR alsb
3:00 break

    2×25 @ :30 surf drill
    4×25 @ :30, BK, 7+ uwdk to fast BO
    6×25 @ :30 FL arms FR legs, work on FL recovery.
    8×25 @ :30, odds FL fast, evens FL kick on back in streamline.
3:00 break

    4×25 @ :45 front scull w/chest pulse
    3×75 @ 1:30 FL/BK/BK, desc 1-3, work on turns.
    :30 rest
    1×50 @ 1:00 FL AO
    1×25 @ :30 smooth FR
2:00 break

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.

AO is All Out fast, max effort. Race and descending, with focus on great legs and perfect Fly.

Stephen Clendenin
Dulles South Riding Head Coach, Nations Capital Swim Club

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13 days ago

Clarification, if you don’t mind.. Surf drill? Front scull w/ chest pulse? What details are you looking for on each? TIA

Stephen Clendenin
Reply to  Erik
13 days ago

Hi Erik, thanks for the questions.
Surf drill (as we do it): arm lead chest pulse, pull with a breath, snap the hands back, head down and chest pulse forward, rise back up, Slide the hands back up underneath the body, Reaching Forward back into arm lead. Slightly complicated drill, but the building blocks are things we do everyday. Front skull with chest pulse is a timing drill. As the hands go out, the chest drop, as the hand skull in, detest Rises. The goal of both Trails is timing. Teaching the kids how to put the pieces of butterfly together. Hope this helps!