Practice + Pancakes: TAC Titans Tackle Threshold/Pace Combo

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After the Pro Swim Series stop in Greensboro, SwimSwam embarked on the East Coast Pancake Tour 2019. This tour will be taking fans to various swimming programs along the east coast for Practice + Pancakes, Beyond the Pancakes, and maybe a few more pancake goodies thrown in.

The TAC Titans has become a powerhouse of a club team in North Carolina, housing talents such as Jr National Teamer Claire Curzan, National Teamer Charlotte Hook, and 2020 Olympian Ashley Twichell. We visited TAC on a Wednesday, where they were back into the swing of things after the meet in Greensboro.

They started practice with a lot of different drill and skill work, including swimming with a paddle in front of their heads (freestyle) and a cup on top of their heads (backstroke). A couple of my other favorites were dolphin kick with a board and diving down for the last 10 yards, and starting from a skull then going to a sprint.

The main set was simple and challenging:

2 Rounds (400 easy between rounds)


125 Free Threshold @ 2:10

75 Stroke 200 Pace @ 1:30

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10 months ago

2020 Olympian?

edit- forgot open water was a thing my bad

Reply to  Typo
10 months ago

Thanks for keeping edit up – I was confused by it. I am sure many more will be as well.

10 months ago

a TAC titans team? sie sind das essen und wir sind die jäger!

10 months ago

Love seeing Practice and Pancakes visit club programs around the country. Also, do the lanes look super narrow or is that just me?

Tony R
Reply to  JCO
10 months ago

I swam there once while on a business trip. The lanes did seem narrow, and the lane ropes did not line up with the stripe on the bottom of the pool. I lost count of how many times I ran into the lane rope in just a 1 hour workout. I guess it’s something you get used to.

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