Swimming Workouts

FINIS Set Of The Week: Sculling For Days

This is one of my favorite sets to do during my hardcore training.  And I mean those training days where you are looking to get that heart-rate up, pound the legs and walk away from practice really feeling like you left it all in the pool.  

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The Best Breathing Pattern In The 100 Freestyle

The human body is equipped with two systems to produce energy for fast swimming, aerobic (requires oxygen) and anaerobic(no oxygen required).

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FINIS Set Of The Week: Early Season Pace Work

This was a test set that I did over a five week period to work on endurance and pacing to get ready for the season. It was designed to work as a progression set, starting early during the practice.

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10 Ways To Reduce Frontal Drag

Frontal drag is the number one enemy of the swimmer. Swimming is arguably the most technique sensitive sport on the planet.

FINIS Set Of The Week: Targeted Muscle Group Training

There are a ton of different ways swimmers are looking to get better nowadays.  Whether it’s experimenting with a new type of training or trying out a new product – swimmers are curious creatures.

Designing Dryland To Improve Flip Turns

Oftentimes in swimming, it is said that a flip turn will make or break a race. Considered to be a “blind” turn, a swimmer’s head should stay directly in line with their body and not look around at their competition when completing the motion.

FINIS Set Of The Week: Training Between Two Tapers

In today’s swimming world, many swimmers are forced to taper down twice during a short period of time.

FINIS Set Of The Week: Transitioning To Long Course

As a former swimmer, long course was always my much better of the two version.

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FINIS Set Of The Week: Next Level Age Group Training

Today’s FINIS Set of the Week comes from James Harasym. James was a competitive swimmer for 12 years for Three Village…

FINIS Set Of The Week: The Dreaded But Necessary Test Set

This was the primary test set that we did to evaluate where we were at in our training.

FINIS Set Of The Week: Hitting Your Taper Perfectly

The key during taper is to remember everyone is DIFFERENT! No two swimmers are the same, therefore need rest a specific way and manner.

FINIS Set Of The Week: Championship Individual Medley Set

This week’s FINIS Set of the Week (#SOTW) comes from Cejih “CG” Yung, who has been involved with swimming on both the coaching and professional sides of the sport for over 10 years.

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.

Broken Mile Ladder Up Swim Workout

Two of my favorite workouts are Broken Mile as Drills and Ladder Up…

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…

This Is How Fast Katie Ledecky Swims in Practice

Think you have what it takes to race Katie Ledecky? Here is what the greatest active swimmer on the planet does in practice.