Practice + Pancakes: New Coaches on Full Display at IU PM Workout

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After the ISL meet in Indianapolis, we couldn’t resist driving the hour down to Bloomington to see what Indiana was up to. While many of their pros were already en route to Italy getting ready to compete in the 2nd ISL meet, a handful of them were still present and training with the college team.

There were 3 main groups on this Monday afternoon: Ray Looze’s breaststroke group, Cory Chitwood’s mid group, and Jonty Skinner’s sprinters. See below for full workouts:

 

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IUFAN
1 year ago

Some fast practice times! Lazor making 30 second 50 breasts look easy and Pieroni with the 44.5 from a push is insane.

Samboys
Reply to  IUFAN
1 year ago

I wonder what they could do if they got up on the blocks and did it.

Onehandtouch
1 year ago

Where are Emily Eaton and John Long?

Adam
1 year ago

Stealing this

Heyitsme
1 year ago

Love the “Phelps”

AustinPoolBoy
Reply to  Heyitsme
1 year ago

But what does it mean? 200 fly?

AustinPoolBoy
Reply to  AustinPoolBoy
1 year ago

…and what are “Indiana IM’s”?

Backstrokebro
Reply to  AustinPoolBoy
1 year ago

Indiana IM is when you rotate through the strokes as you do multiple

4×200 Indiana IMs
Fly,back,breast,free
Bk,br,fr,fl
Br,fr,fl,bk
Fr,Fl,bk,br

Silly illy
Reply to  AustinPoolBoy
1 year ago

IU IM is 4 x 25
fly @ :30
back @ :25
breast @ :20
Free @ :15 = 100 @ 1:30

Heyitsme
Reply to  Silly illy
1 year ago

Oof

Bang bang
Reply to  Silly illy
1 year ago

Lol no we call those suicide IMs

Coach Joe
1 year ago

It’s no wonder IU is as strong as it is both collegiately and with their Pro group. They are clearly on the cutting edge of both technique and training. The amazing thing is the simplicity. Ray and his staff are not afraid to try new things and implement them. They do this not because they are new or fancy but rather because they work. Seeing the video of Ian doing the combined fly and breast is a perfect example of this. Ray uses the positives of butterfly to create a drill that pushes breaststroke to its limit. The skill work with the sprinters was also very fun to watch. The swimmer would have to overcompensate for the form of resistance… Read more »

Packoastie
Reply to  Coach Joe
1 year ago

Definitely didn’t “create” fly/breast combo. I remember doing that drill as an age group swimmer in the 90’s all the way through college.

Ol’ Longhorn
Reply to  Packoastie
1 year ago

Yeah, but Ray uses the three quadrants, so there’s that innovation.

John
Reply to  Coach Joe
1 year ago

Yeh, that drill was around when I swam in the 80’s. Great drill. What’s old is new again

Samuli Hirsi
Reply to  Coach Joe
1 year ago

drill might be old, implementation might be new….. and as somebody else comments everything old is new again

AH
10 months ago
In Jonty Skinner's programs, what is meant by "POPS"?

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