Coach’s Log

Sets of Champions: Broken 1500s with Erik Vendt

Erik Vendt was one of the dominant American swimmers of the 2000s, and the first American to break 15 minutes in the mile. Here is a taste of his training.

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5 Distance Sets for Building Swim Endurance

Build endurance with these 5 distance swimming workouts from some of the best distance swimmers and coaches on the planet.

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Swimming with Gators: Gregg Troy’s Favorite Distance Set

The man, the legend, the moustache. Here is a breakdown of Gregg Troy’s favorite distance set that he uses with his swimmers.

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Training Blocks: A Week With Todd Desorbo & Kate Douglass At Virginia

We connected with University of Virginia head coach Todd Desorbo, who provided workouts from UVA’s training plan with star freshman Kate Douglass.

Training Blocks: A Week With Ray Looze & the Indiana Pro Group

Training Blocks: workouts from top college & pro training groups over the course of a week, to see how the top minds in our sport build a training block.

Eddie Reese’s Favorite Sets for Getting Swimmers in Shape

The man. The legend. The staggering number of titles. Here are some of legendary swim coach Eddie Reese’s favorite sets for getting swimmers in shape.

Coach’s Intel: Osvath’s Pace Buckets Set Pre-1:53 Breaststroke

Some cool insight into our Swim of the Week: after we recognized Missouri State’s Artur Osvath for his school-record 200 breast, Missouri State associate head coach Chelsea Dirks-Ham reached out with a specific set he used in his preparation that week.

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Dennis Pursley Doesn’t Use The Word ‘Taper’

Taper. Rest. Preparation. Drop tapers. Swim coaches have a million words to describe the art of resting, and often it seems every coach has a different definition of each term. But Pursley says the terminology truly does matter – at least in the mind of the athlete.

This Year Try Being Grateful for the Setbacks in the Pool

Struggling to improve? Here’s why those setbacks, trials and tribulations are to your benefit.

Bowman Shares Pre-Olympic Michael Phelps Workouts At ASCA Convention

At the recent convention of the American Swimming Coaches Association (ASCA), Arizona State coach Bob Bowman delivered remarks focused on how he prepared Michael Phelps for the Olympics in 2004, 2008, 2012, and 2016

WATCH: Videos From 2016 FINA Golden Coaches Clinic

FINA has begun posting session videos from its 2016 Golden Coaches Clinic on YouTube. You can find them all compiled here.

4 Sets to Develop a More Powerful Kick

2012 National Club Coach of the Year Sean Baker of Oakville Aquatics Shares 4 Sets Designed to Improve Your Kick.

2 Sneaky Ways to Get More Dolphin Kicks in at Practice

There is no getting around it: if you want to become a more prolific dolphin kicker, you need to be doing more dolphin kicking in practice. Here’s how.

Try This Vertical Kicking Set That Will Leave Your Legs Shaking

Level up your kick with this gongshow of a vertical kick workout that will leave your legs quivering, your kick much-improved, and hungrier than a Hungry-Hungry hippo.

Here’s a Set That Will Help You Level Up Your IM & Stroke Events

Build some serious closing speed with this IM/stroke set from the Badger Aquatics Club. Drew Walden, Head Coach and CEO…