Practice + Pancakes: Louise Hansson Suits Up for the ‘Hunter Armstrong’ Set

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In preparation for the Mare Nostrum Tour and the upcoming World Championships in Budapest, Louise Hansson suited up on a Friday night in Loughborough and took on the ‘Hunter Armstrong‘ set. This was a set that Ohio State head coach Bill Dorenkott shared with SwimSwam, saying Hunter did this set just a couple of weeks before the US World Champ Trials in Greensboro, where he broke the 50 back world record and won the 100 back.

The set is 3 rounds of a 25 off the blocks, followed by 2×50 at back-end 100 speed. Louise does them on a descending interval (R1 – 90, R2 – 75, R3 – 60), with her coach Ian Hulme wanting to test her fitness a bit.

Louise does fly on the first 2 rounds and backstroke on the last round, keeping her feel on backstroke as she is the reigning SCM world champ in the 100. Hansson may very well be swimming backstroke individually and on relays for team Sweden in Budapest.

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1 year ago

Maurer needs to start a pro group at USC

Sates next Michael Phelps
1 year ago

Longborough looking like the best training facility in the world rn

Steve Nolan
1 year ago

Ahhh the intro shows an $800 trap bar (which I own, muahah) in the background but then they’re doing their plyo jumps with ones that look so flimsy I assume they built it themselves.

Marvel shirt guy dropping his deadlift is there again solely to #trigger me, I assume. (Also that gym looks pretty solid; lemme in.)

And how do they manage such a low coach:swimmer ratio? Are there just like 15 total pro swimmers training there or are there a billion coaches?

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1 year ago

2 groups, University swimmers and National Centre swimmers, Hulme, Manley in charge of the University and Hemmings and Marshall in charge of the national Centre

1 year ago

Looks like a fun group! Love it!

But dude, where are the pancakes? 🙂

1 year ago

hunter armstrong set:
52 rounds of “Is this your card?” on the :30

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