Through painstaking trial-and-error (and lots of poolside naps), I have put together the ultimate survival guide for college swimming training trip newbies.
“If you want to live an A+ life, you need to do A+ work” — Gerry Leeds (1922-2014)
#3 – Swim coaches will be some of the most important people in your life and some of your biggest supporters, in and out of the pool.
You may have heard swim coaches use the term Hypoxic Training and wondered exactly what it meant. The literal definition means to swim with fewer breaths per length and so limit the supply of oxygen to your body.
Before Foxcatcher: The story of the Swimming Hall of Fame and the John du Pont not depicted in FOXCATCHER, the movie
“The Carell character (playing du Pont) in the movie is not the man I knew,” said swim coach Frank Keefe, who walked out of the film before it ended in disgust. “The John du Pont I knew was my friend, a patriot and a hero…”
Bryana Cielo shares the 5 items required for a successful swim meet.
Indie Swimming: “With Christmas just ahead, it has caused us to reflect on things we are thankful for. With swimming being a big part of our family experience, we decided to list five things each that we appreciated about the USRPT approach to training.”
5-time Olympic Medalist, Josh Davis, breaks down your swimming career, and why USRPT works for the majority of swimmers.
#4 – You save “vacation days” at work to use for travel to out-of-town meets.
When swimmers take to the field, court or track it can be difficult for their bodies to adjust to activities such as running, but is it really because of swimming?
SHOUT FROM THE STANDS: “Here’s the truth everyone. Not all of us are going to grow up to swim in the Olympics.”
#1 – That very rare occasion when you realize that your coach has NOT turned up for morning training.