Practice + Pancakes

Beyond the Pancakes: Building a “Total Development” Team Culture

Jorgensen puts a heavy emphasis on a “total development” culture, focusing on building his team as athletes, students, and overall people

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Practice + Pancakes: Kentucky Throws Down 30×[email protected]:30 Long Course

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.

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Practice + Pancakes: Kentucky Throws Down Short Rest 200 Pace

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. 

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Beyond the Pancakes: Tennessee Weight Coach Explains UT’s “Savage Training”

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.” 

Practice + Pancakes: Tennessee Men Hit Suited Top-End Speed Post-Weight Workout

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

Beyond the Pancakes: A Different Take on the “Club Team Mentality”

perhaps the most novel thing we witnessed was head coach Adam Depmore’s philosophy on how to run his team: Safe and Scalable Fun. 

Practice + Pancakes: Tennessee Women Display “Savage Training” in Weight Room

Specifically, we got to go to the weight room with the Vols and see what their weight philosophy, titled “savage training”, is all about

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Practice + Pancakes: Lone Star Aquatics Take Stability Training to a New Level

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

Practice + Pancakes: The 2020 Eddie Reese Invite

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

Practice + Pancakes: New Mexico Women at That Holiday Workout We’ve All Been To

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. 

Practice + Pancakes: Virginia Swims Broken 100/200’s Off the Blocks

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

Beyond the Pancakes: How Queens University Won Mens/Women’s Titles in 5 Years

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

Practice + Pancakes: Virginia Women Conquer Power + Speed

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

Beyond the Pancakes: How to Build a Gold Medal Club Team

we sat down with head coach Bruce Marchionda to ask him how he had built TAC into a gold medal team after only 3 years with the program

Practice + Pancakes: Queens University Works Through “Recovery” Day

Queens has become known for producing talent that would challenge for DI national titles, so I was excited to see the kind of work they do for myself.

Practice + Pancakes: TAC Titans Tackle Threshold/Pace Combo

The TAC Titans house talents such as Jr National Teamer Claire Curzan, National Teamer Charlotte Hook, and 2020 Olympian Ashley Twichell

Beyond the Pancakes: Braden Holloway on NC State Recruiting

When SwimSwam was in Raleigh shooting Practice + Pancakes with NC State, we also sat down with Braden Holloway to speak about recruiting at the college level

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