The Wednesday morning after the University of Kentucky got in some quality 200 pace work, they opted for Max VO2: 30×50 @ 1:30, best average.
I focused mostly on the women’s side of the pool, and got to see Kentucky’s famed “Backstroke U” group in full backstroking action.
For strength coach Greg Adamson, it’s about “how can we get more fluent in movement efficiency; how can we create the shapes we need to create.”
The set was focusing on working on breakouts and walls while going at top speed, or the speed you’ll ideally be at when you’re at conference
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perhaps the most novel thing we witnessed was head coach Adam Depmore’s philosophy on how to run his team: Safe and Scalable Fun.
Specifically, we got to go to the weight room with the Vols and see what their weight philosophy, titled “savage training”, is all about
Lone Star’s dryland work really stood out to me, and to kick things off, they typically warm up using Indo boards. They do a variety of exercises on them
the Eddie Reese Invite is an infamous event for the Texas men’s swimming team where the men suit up during a practice and race odd distances off the blocks
For the holidays I went to visit my brother in Albuquerque. Wyatt trains with the UNM women’s team 3 days a week, and so I paid the Lobos a visit.
Coaches Blaire Bachman and Tyler Fenwick were running a lactate set for the 3rd Friday in a row, geared toward getting the Hoos race ready
When SwimSwam went to visit Queens University, we sat down with head coach Jeff Dugdale to speak with him about Queens’ success since his arrival in 2011
We stopped by University of Virginia, where a group of their women’s team were throwing down some serious speed. This is the entirety of that workout
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