Great swimmers have an element of grace and fluidity to their strokes. Even if they are exerting a great amount of effort while racing towards the wall, their technique holds strong. They know, through countless hours of repetition in training, that the easiest way to swim fast is to maintain the most efficient form possible.
Let’s face it: having a bad meet is no fun, but the daily grind of practices is what can really bring us down. What’s the best way to deal when the going gets rough?
The new Reference Guide from FINIS includes training sets and information from world-renowned coaches and athletes.
Grant Holicky shares a distance set he uses with his open water athletes, including national champion Christine Jennings.
Don Henshaw conducts a top-notch–encouraging yet humbling–distance program, helping his athletes gain awareness of semantic points, including consistent pace work, tempo, and stroke count.
Courtesy of Nicolas Vannier, a prolific producer of swimming videos.
Many coaches have problems getting their swimmers to perform well in the mornings. The truth is if a swimmer does not perform well in preliminaries, they may not have an opportunity to compete at night.
Brent Bergstedt of Rocky Mountain Thunder Swimming submits a base-developing set to give swimmers conditioning to build off of.
In today’s Coach’s Intel, Michael Solati of the Blue Marlins of Greater New Haven shares a sprint/anaerobic set he uses with his athletes.
Jason Calanog (center) talks about a set he did last week with his star swimmer Caeleb Dressel (left). Photo Courtesy of Jason Calanog.
Ruta Meilutyte has a weapon that perhaps no woman in the world can match, and perhaps never before has it been more obvious just how good she is off of the blocks.
When it comes to distance pool swimming, no male athletes will be referenced more often than Sun Yang or Grant Hackett. Sun and Hackett have displayed domination for several uncontested years on an international stage.
Tennessee’s 2013 Women’s NCAA Champions in the 200 Freestyle Relay – Caroline Simmons, Faith Johnson, Lindsay Gendron, Kelsey Floyd – stand out amongst the field in speed but also in technique.
Paul Silver of the Marlins of Raleigh shares two sets his athletes perform during aerobic and lactate weekly cycles.