Practice + Pancakes: Virginia Swims Broken 100/200’s Off the Blocks

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If you haven’t seen out first practice with the Virginia Wahoos, you might want to check that out here. Just as that practice was concluding, another main set was merely beginning on the other side of the pool. Coaches Blaire Bachman and Tyler Fenwick were running a lactate set for the 3rd Friday in a row. Todays set was more geared toward getting them race ready for the then-upcoming Tennessee invite, however, as the Hoos only had 4 broken swims off the blocks: 2×200, and 2×100.

We tried something a little different with this video format, cutting out a lot of the B-roll and action shots and simply showing you a collection of swims that we captured during the course of the practice. Let us know what you think! If you like it, if you don’t like it, tell us in the comments below.

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Dbswims

The P+P some people have been waiting their entire lives for…

Natas

Enough of UVA already! Get another program for a change.

Wahoowah

No need to!! The Hoos are all you need my friend.

Whooocares

Agree with NATAS. Lots and lots of pressure on Douglas and Walsh to perform. One misstep and the Whoofans may eat you alive.

DravenOP

Yes- lots of a pressure on a swimmer who isn’t even on campus. Bad troll.

2 Cents

HAHAHA, They thought Walsh was at UVA right now! Agreed, bad troll job.

Lane line

I wanna see Florida or Florida state

Daddy

This series is as much about showing how teams become successful as much as giving the kids their shot in the “limelight.” Obviously they’ve done Virginia a lot, but that is because their coaching is novel and innovative and stands to be a large part of why they are becoming more successful with each passing day. I do agree that they should switch it up to show us how other teams do it (maybe even some mid-major or DIII teams to make the series more inclusive), but for now they have enough material on Virginia to keep rolling out segments. And at any rate, the ”DeSorbo Watch” and it’s eye popping times make Virginia’s episodes that much more interesting.

Hi Natas, we have posted practice & pancakes with dozens of programs in the last year. If you’d like to watch videos with other programs, you can see them here: https://swimswam.com/video/practice-pancakes/

DravenOP

You mean like the 20+ other programs they’ve visited?

2 Cents

If you read, this was from before the TN invite, so it was the same practice as the other one they posted, it’s not like they are camped out there… this was all from the same day.

College swimming fan

Uva is so overrated change my mind

DeSorbo Effect

Feel sad for you disbelievers hoo don’t get that the hype is REAL #nofakenews

Wait we actually be raging & lol watching your team in our rearview mirror #gohoos

Samuel Huntington

What exactly does “first fiddle” mean?

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