Daily Swim Coach Workout #93

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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:  1 weeks
  • Team Location:  United States
  • Course:  25 Yards
  • Shared workout link:  Click here to view this workout on commitswimming.com

The Workout

15 minutes dry land
10 x 100 @1:30 [3rd lap under water]
2 minute explanation of next set
1 x 800 @ 10:00 (25 @ Tarzan, 25 @ DPS, 50 @ 10 x 10 [10 fast 10 slow])
2 minute explanation of next set
20 x 25 @ :40 fish kicks with fins (dolphin kick on side with 1 arm extended and exaggerated undulation) (#1-5 focused on front part of fish kick; 6-10 focused on back part of fish kick; 11-15 focused on full body undulation; 16-20 focused on tempo)
2 minute explanation of next set (no additional rest between sets is how Ledecky does it)
[note: Ledecky interval listed first and while these intervals are definitely challenging, to modify for those who absolutely cannot make it: see that there is about 14-15 seconds rest for her on the 1st set, 12-13 seconds on the 2nd, and 10 for the 3rd… though, she held 1:47ish her last round; therefore modify the interval time to those rest intervals appropriately.
4 x 200 @ 2:10 (avg. 1:56)/ 2:15 (avg. 2:00)/ 2:20 (avg. 2:05)/ 2:25 (avg. 2:10)
4 x 200 @ 2:05 (avg 1:52)/ 2:10 (avg. 1:57)/ 2:15 (avg. 2:02)/ 2:20 (avg. 2:07)
4 x 200 @ 2:00 (sub 1:50)/ 2:05 (sub 1:55)/ 2:10 (sub 2:00)/ 2:15 (sub 2:05)
3 x 100 @ 2:00 recovery

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.

DPS = distance per stroke


Darren Sandvig
Coach, Golden West Swim Club (currently)

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