Practice + Pancakes: Georgia Sprint Group Takes on Fast/EZ Tuesday

SwimSwam wants to give you an inside look at what a normal day-in-the-life looks like for any given swimmer, and how that differs from team to team or city to city. We send our head of production, Coleman Hodges, to be a fly on the wall at practice, then relay what he discovered back to you over pancakes. Or at least breakfast.

With the Pro Swim happening in Atlanta, SwimSwam couldn’t resist an opportunity to go visit the bulldogs at the University of Georgia in Athens. Coach Bauerle has built a legacy of the team, not only with his athletes but with his coaching staff. Each coach has their own specialty, their own set of skills that encourages the athletes to better themselves on a daily basis.

Today we saw associate head coach Brian Smith’s skills on display in the sprint group for their Fast/EZ Tuesday.

The sprint group at Georgia was a lot of fun to be around, and not only because they were doing lots of fast things for short distances. There was constant banter between sets, and lots of joking and laughing. You could tell that they really enjoyed training with each other, and that they were better for having that camaraderie. They brought the adage to life: a happy swimmer is a fast swimmer.

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UWRF D-Squad

If the username isn’t self explanatory enough, and if you’re open to suggestions, I would love to see an episode at the University of South Carolina and watch a distance practice. I mean a school that is so good at a single aspect of swimming would be interesting to look in, wouldn’t you agree?

Yes, please! Either SC or maybe Stanford or Michigan Distance crews? That’d be very intriguing.

JP input too short

I’d like to see a Stanford mid-D set. Some of their longer group is better at the mile and some at the 200 but they all seem to converge on the 500.

UWRF D-Squad

I really loved the article that was written on the big 3 at Michigan when they won their title in 2013. Of the two options you provided I would rather see Stanford ONLY if Ledecky does the set with them

About Coleman Hodges

Coleman Hodges

Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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