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
1 year ago

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

Natas
1 year ago

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

Wahoowah
Reply to  Natas
1 year ago

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

Whooocares
Reply to  Natas
1 year ago

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

DravenOP
Reply to  Whooocares
1 year ago

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

2 Cents
Reply to  DravenOP
1 year ago

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

Lane line
Reply to  Natas
1 year ago

I wanna see Florida or Florida state

Daddy
Reply to  Natas
1 year ago

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.

Admin
Reply to  Natas
1 year ago

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
Reply to  Natas
1 year ago

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

2 Cents
Reply to  Natas
1 year ago

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
1 year ago

Uva is so overrated change my mind

DeSorbo Effect
Reply to  College swimming fan
1 year ago

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
Reply to  DeSorbo Effect
1 year ago

What exactly does “first fiddle” mean?

Greg
1 year ago

Haters are going to hate, but this was a really fun, personal, inside look at an exciting college swimming program. Loved the combination of swimming footage and swimmers being funny/goofy. Great editing, would love to see more videos like this.

UCswim
1 year ago

Really like this format!

swimws
1 year ago

I would like to see more explanation from the coaching staff on the reason for the practice and what they are looking to get out of them. Most of the time its just swimming highlights with a soundtrack, but do like there is more swimmer interaction on the video.

DravenOP
Reply to  swimws
1 year ago

Agreed. I like the structured format a little better, it is easier to understand what is going on.

AfterShock
1 year ago

It gives the strength coach something to do.

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