I have one of the most beautiful facilities in the world as my coaching playground. Its’s lactate day with Garrett McCaffrey at Phoenix Swim Club.
What is the optimum “stoke rate” pace that guarantees faster swimming? The great news is that FINIS has created the Tempo Trainer Pro, a waterproof metronome, to help swimmers and coaches find this answer.
What kind of training prepares a 16 year old to be a 4:17 in the 500 free and 19.8 in the 50? Not bad for a backstroker who could final at Olympic Trials.
We have another suit rip! During this speed set, Roland Schoeman had more speed than his x-glide could handle. Just another day at PSC.
What’s the SwimSpray culture like? “We’re all college swimming buddies. That turns out to be huge for a couple of reasons: Everyone understands how to work hard; and everyone adopts a very team-oriented mindset.”
Garrett talks about training at Trojan with soon to be 3-time Swiss Olympian Dominik Meichtry.
Jessica Hardy tries out a few, of the thousands, of drills that Coley Stickels will throw at his swimmers.
“As a kid, I always smelled like chlorine. My hair and skin oozed chlorine.”