The first-ever Global Swimming Summit continues this week, offering coaches, swimmers and swimming enthusiasts a chance to connect and listen to some of the brightest minds in the sport speak.
The Summit is an online collection of presentations from a wide range of sources, including coaches like USC’s Dave Salo and swimmers like Olympian Tyler Clary and open water record-setter Diana Nyad.
As Ultra-Short Race Pace Training (USRPT) is always a hotbed of discussion on SwimSwam, our readers might find today’s presentation particularly interesting: Salo and coach Peter Andrew will discuss their unique takes on the quality-based training system.
Salo is one of college swimming’s most respected coaches, and was one of the minds that helped popularize the lower-volume, sprint-based training many people now associate with USRPT, though Salo does part in some aspects from the very strict USRPT model championed by Brent Rushall. Andrew, meanwhile, is the coach of his son Michael, the 16-year-old who has shattered bunches of U.S. National Age Group records while training very close to the strict Rushall method.
(Salo has previously spoken about his own style of training and his thoughts on USRPT in this RITTER podcast from 2014).
You can register for the summit for free on the Global Swimming Summit website here. The Summit continues online for five more days, though February 16.
You can also quickly catch up on the highlights of the previous four days of presentations in the podcast below, courtesy of Global Swimming Summit host Chris Ritter of RITTER Sports Performance. We’ve embedded the 30-minute podcast below, or you can find it by following this link.