Training Intel

Coach’s Intel: Dave Hedden of the Joliet Y Jets Shares a Set to Improve DPS

Dave Hedden of the Joliet Y Jets Swim Team shares a set designed to help swimmers improve their DPS when swimming at race speed.

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Program Development with Chris Hadden: Establishing Philosophies and Values – Part I

“As far as staffing goes, Chris looks for three main things from his assistants: 1) reliability, 2) skilled when working with the youth, and 3) capabilities for learning.”

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Sculling Paddles for an Early Catch

No matter what level of swimmer you are, there is always room to improve your “feel” for the water.

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Lessons From Legends: USA Swimming’s Enduring Roses

“In November of 1975, the hotel convention room in Santa Ana, California was packed with young swim coaches attending USC Coach Peter Daland’s Western States Coaches Clinic. They sat eagerly, waiting to learn from experienced coaches, several of whom were among the best in the world. The 1976 Olympic year was underway…”

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Coach’s Intel: Michael Fleming of MYST Shares a Set to Build IM Speed

Michael Fleming of MYST shares a set to help develop IM speed, while also showing his favorite way to improve underwater dolphin work.

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Workout Video: Stanford Men

Footage from a Stanford Wednesday workout at the Avery Aquatic Center.

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Coach’s Intel: Andrew Hodgson of NTSC Shares a Kick Set to Help Close Like a Champ

Andrew Hodgson shares a set that helps athletes close like champs on the back-half of races.

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Breaststroke Efficiency and the Foil Monofin

Breaststroke is arguably the most difficult stroke to coach, whether your swimmers are new to the sport or have more experience. Having said that, a well executed breaststroke is a thing of beauty and is well worth the time spent perfecting it.

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Coach’s Intel: Hubert Williams of Sailfish Aquatics Shares a Set to Help Close IM Races

Hubert Williams of Sailfish Aquatics shares a set designed to help swimmers close out their IM races with authority.

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Coach’s Intel: Grant Holicky Shares a Distance Set

Grant Holicky shares a distance set he uses with his open water athletes, including national champion Christine Jennings.

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How to Activate Nerves for Faster Morning Swims

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.

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Coach’s Intel: Brent Bergstedt of Rocky Mountain Thunder Swimming Shares a Set

Brent Bergstedt of Rocky Mountain Thunder Swimming submits a base-developing set to give swimmers conditioning to build off of.

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Coach’s Intel: Blue Marlins of Greater New Haven’s Michael Solati Shares a Sprint/Anaerobic Set

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.

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Why Sun Yang Dominates Distance Swimming

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.

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Coach’s Intel: Paul Silver of the Marlins of Raleigh Drops Two Workouts

Paul Silver of the Marlins of Raleigh shares two sets his athletes perform during aerobic and lactate weekly cycles.

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