Practice + Pancakes: Nitro Goes 60×50 on First “Fast” Practice Since Quarantine

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It feels good to be back. And it tastes just as good. We went to a practice with Nitro Swim Club, who has been back in the water at close to full capacity for 5 weeks now. This Tuesday morning, they were going in for their first real time going “fast” since being back in the water. Their main set was as follows:

30×50 @ :50

  1. kick
  2. drill/swim
  3. pace

100 EZ

20×50 @ 1:00

  1. Drill/build
  2. Fast!

200 EZ

10×50 @ 1:30 Kick ALL OUT!

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Swimmergal
5 months ago

How have they been in for 5 weeks?!?

Covidfatigue
Reply to  Swimmergal
5 months ago

Texas was a little behind Florida and Georgia, and Mission Viejo (Nice job out there Coach Schubert!). But most Texas clubs who have access to their own water have been back in since first or second week of May. Shout out to Coleman. It’s evident he loves what he does.

612
Reply to  Covidfatigue
5 months ago

All for the flap jacks

Erik
Reply to  Swimmergal
5 months ago

Owning your own facility helps, along with lax Texas reopening.

The Importer AND Exporter
5 months ago

Watched this last night and thought how fast would the city that runs the pool where my kids swim shut them down. Start out with the everyone walking in together unmasked, masks only protecting coached chins, and the hug at the end. NITRO HAS CONQUERED COVID!

Steve Nolan
Reply to  The Importer AND Exporter
5 months ago

Seeing the hug basically made me do this
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Anonymous
5 months ago

In the meantime Texas is reporting surge in Covid cases

Lokiz
Reply to  Anonymous
5 months ago

Yes all from nitro swimming 😜

ChooChoo
Reply to  Anonymous
5 months ago

Dearest Anonymous,

Since April 1st, the number of daily tests in Texas has QUADROUPLED. 4x. ~6000 tests daily vs ~30000 a day today. If you think for even a second that testing 4x as many people has no connection to the “# of new cases”, you’re helpless. # of new cases is not a good indicator of Covid spread because it is dependent on testing, deaths per day in Texas has remained fairly flat, and is the indicator all legitimate sources tell you to look at.
#ReadGraphsNotClickbaitArticles

GA Boy
Reply to  ChooChoo
5 months ago

@choochoo while what you’re saying is true, the comment had nothing to do with the number of cases and everything to do with the fact that Nitros is showing little to no regard to helping that number.

ChooChoo
Reply to  GA Boy
5 months ago

@GA Boy, if that’s the case, that’s fair. I’m just getting really tired of hearing “cases are surging” when confirmed cases have and always will be an indication of the amount testing, and nothing more.

The Importer AND Exporter
Reply to  ChooChoo
5 months ago

Agree that positives aren’t necessarily the best indicator, so instead look at ICU occupancy: https://www.tmc.edu/coronavirus-updates/tmc-covid-19-icu-occupancy-trend/

HISWIMCOACH
Reply to  The Importer AND Exporter
5 months ago

Still less than 20% of beds with covid patients. Seems like “surge” in new cases isn’t affecting that one bit. Thanks for sharing this resource!

Erik
Reply to  ChooChoo
5 months ago

Check the Johns Hopkins stats starting May 25th. If the testing has gone up and been consistent, positives have in fact sky rocketed.

HISWIMCOACH
Reply to  Erik
5 months ago

Texas % positive. Very minor uptick:
https://coronavirus.jhu.edu/testing/individual-states/texas

No conclusions just explaining ChooChoo’s argument to you. He made a good point, others can interpret it how they wish, but his point was a valid response to Anonymous post.

Todd M
Reply to  Erik
5 months ago

Johns Hopkins University spokesperson told The Detroit Free Press. “Confirmed cases include presumptive positive cases and probable cases, in accordance with CDC guidelines as of April 14.” so their number included probable and presumption which means those were not tested, and if you read further if one household member tests Positive they include the whole household as presumptive! So what is the real number of people who have tested positive?

HISWIMCOACH
Reply to  GA Boy
5 months ago

“Texas is reporting a surge in covid cases” had nothing to do with the number of cases? That’s literally what ChooChoo responded to.

PsychoDad
Reply to  HISWIMCOACH
5 months ago

Record number of infection cases today in Texas (2500) and hospitalization (2100) while ICU usage is increasing. You can see clearly from charts number of cases is (almost) exponentially increasing since 2nd phase reopening May 24. Dead count at 31 today, will be much higher daily in 10-15 days. If you are swim-coaching now, take care of yourself – rough days are coming in Texas.

HISWIMCOACH
Reply to  PsychoDad
5 months ago

Psychodad on 05/05:

“There will be 3000 passing away per day Nationally with covid 19 starting on June 1st according to the New York Times”

How did that one work out?

Hmmmmm
Reply to  GA Boy
5 months ago

covid is a hoax anyways, it only does real damage to nursing home patients. When the average age of death is greater than the life expectancy you know it’s not that bad.

anonymous
Reply to  ChooChoo
5 months ago

My state is testing more and our cases have dropped 50%

anonymous
Reply to  ChooChoo
5 months ago

Texas is experiencing record high hospitalizations.

ArtVanDeLegh10
Reply to  Anonymous
5 months ago

I love how everyone is an expert on Covid

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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