Racer X Aquatics Power Set with Chutes, Chords, Buckets, + More | Practice + Pancakes

SwimSwam took a visit to Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, where we filmed with Racer X Aquatics. On this Thursday afternoon, head coach Jim Skirboll was leading his top group through a lot of shorter resistance paired with lots of underwater work. View the full main set below:

  • 6×25 Fins + Chute, 15y UW then Fly :45
  • 6×25 Fins Underwater :45
  • 6×25
    • O) UW dolphin w/ Kickboard :45
    • E) Kick FAST Last 5y UW :45

4x Fins

  • 4×25 FAST Fly :25
  • 1:00 Rest
  • 25 EZ Kick w/ Board :30
  • 25 UW FAST w/ Board 1:00

4x Fins (2x Towers, 2x Chords)

  • 4×50 Towers/Chords 1:20
  • 75/50 EZ
  • Rd 1/3 100 OTB No Fins
  • Rd 2/4 50 ITB W/ Fins

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3 days ago

Go Go! Go! to Racer X!
Keep plugging and doing it your way with gusto!

Dr. Aqua
4 days ago

Incredible level of training for high school kids.

A mom
Reply to  Dr. Aqua
3 days ago

Many of these kids are younger then you would think… there are two elite 10 year olds and an amazing group of 12-14 year olds alongside the high schoolers!! Imagine what these kids will be like by the time they are in high school!!

Reply to  A mom
3 days ago

Likely too bulked up to swim fast.

Last edited 3 days ago by IMO
Swim Alchemist
4 days ago

I had him at 18.9…

4 days ago

Jim’s #1 Fan

Coach Cwik
4 days ago

Great Program, Great Coach. Plenty of hard work and smiles.

Coach Cwik
Reply to  Coach Cwik
4 days ago

Coach Jim does need some new coaching shorts.

4 days ago

Way to go Racer X

4 days ago

Coleman, it’s Primanti Brothers NOT Primanti Bros! Any yinzer will tell you that!

Reply to  Coleman Hodges
4 days ago


4 days ago

Their swim caps are cool, awesome.

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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