UC Santa Cruz Works Speed in the Water, Hypoxic Out of the Water | PRACTICE + PANCAKES

**Breath control work can be dangerous. Do not attempt. For more information on the dangers of Shallow Water Blackout, see here**

We went to a taper practice with the UC Santa Cruz Banana Slugs, headed by Matthew Crawford. On this rainy Wednesday afternoon, Crawford wanted his team to get comfortable with being uncomfortable. The main set was as follows:


  • 75 Fast, 5 Breaths of Rest
  • 25 MAX, then get out
  • 2x 5 Breaths, then Max Breath hold
  • 100 Easy



  • 3×50 Descend @ 1:00
  • 25 MAX-5 Breaths-25 MAX-4 Breaths- 25 MAX-10 Breaths-25 MAX-Get Out
  • 2x 5 Breaths, Max Breath Hold
  • 150 Easy

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2 months ago

A very smart coach!

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2 months ago

Love this pool and the view of Monterey Bay from that hill!

the olden days
2 months ago

this is a very cool set, well done coach!

About Coleman Hodges

Coleman Hodges

Coleman started his journey in the water at age 1, and although he actually has no memory of that, something must have stuck. A Missouri native, he joined the Columbia Swim Club at age 9, where he is still remembered for his stylish dragon swim trunks. After giving up on …

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