Practice + Pancakes: Watch Both Single Gendered Practices at Mizzou

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SwimSwam took a visit to Columbia, Missouri, where the all new staff at the University of Missouri looks to be making some significant changes. In his first season as the official head coach of the team, Andrew Grevers has changed the normal practice schedule, instead opting for one that gives the athletes 2 big pockets of recovery during the week. Currently, they practice:

Monday morning, Monday afternoon

Tuesday morning, Tuesday afternoon

Wednesday morning (Wednesday afternoon off)

(Thursday morning off), Thursday afternoon

Friday morning, Friday afternoon

Saturday morning

I filmed on Tuesday afternoon, which intro-ed another big change: for all afternoon practices, the men and women are split, and have separate workouts. That way, all 7 coaches (5 staff, 2 volunteers) are giving their attention to 18-25 athletes, making a very solid coach-swimmer ratio. The women swam 2-3:30, then went to lift, while the men lifted from 2-3, then swam 3:30-5.

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Coach J

Thanks for sharing! Looks like a great team atmosphere!


Thanks! I am impressed how well thought out the week was planned. I like the splitting of the workout men and women


Not impressed


Where’s your Ol’ prefix, bud?

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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