Practice + Pancakes

Practice + Pancakes: North Carolina Prepares for Georgia Tech Invite

The Tarheels were just beginning their preparation for the Georgia Tech Invite (which kicks off on Friday) on this Monday when we arrived.


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Beyond the Pancakes: Sergio Lopez Shares How he Coaches Technique

When SwimSwam visited Virginia Tech for Practice + Pancakes, we sat down with Sergio Lopez to see how he approaches working on technique with swimmers


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Practice + Pancakes: Virginia Tech Suits Up for 8×100 Off the Blocks

The hokies were coming off of a tri-meet with Queens and Pitt Friday afternoon, but head coach Sergio Lopez wasn’t letting the racing stop there


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Practice + Pancakes: Columbia Swim Club goes OTB in Suits

They went 5 rounds of 4×100, with the first 2 100’s a mix of fast/easy, the 3rd 100 all fast kick, then they do 5 push ups and go a fast 100 off the blocks.

Beyond the Pancakes: Can we find Kinetic Energy that’s already there?

before the arrival of Usain Bolt in the 100m and 200m dash, running had hit sort of a wall where sprinters weren’t getting much faster

Practice + Pancakes: How the New York Breakers Prepare for ISL Competition

But when you are competing in meets on back-to-back weekends in different continents with those teams, here’s my question…

Beyond the Pancakes: Jonty Skinner Defines Velocity for Swimming

Jonty Skinner is always concocting some new formula to think differently about swimming. If you haven’t heard his talk on Hydro Freestyle, check it out here.

More Practice + Pancakes

Practice + Pancakes: Louisville Throws Down on VO-Tuesday

After going to practice with Indiana, SwimSwam drove down the road to Louisville, where we filmed the cardinals Tuesday PM workout.

Practice + Pancakes: New Coaches on Full Display at IU PM Workout

There were 3 main groups on this Monday afternoon: Ray Looze’s breaststroke group, Cory Chitwood’s mid group, and Jonty Skinner’s sprinters.

Practice + Pancakes: Joao de Lucca Coaches Race Pace Club – Kentucky

In Louisville, Holden Smith trains as a member of the Race Pace Club. A junior in high school, Holden was coached by his father, Kenny, for 3 yrs using USRPT

Practice + Pancakes: Mizzou Swims 10×100 @ 1:30… But Think They’re Doing 30

Today was a test set for the tigers, and one they had done a couple weeks earlier: 30×100 @ 1:30, broken into 3 sets of 10 with breaks in between sets.

Practice + Pancakes: Watch Both Single Gendered Practices at Mizzou

SwimSwam took a visit to Columbia, Missouri, where the all new staff at the University of Missouri looks to be making some significant changes.

Practice + Pancakes: Nitro Caps Test Set with ‘Guess Your Time’

I made the drive up to Cedar Park, Texas to see what Nitro Swim Club (Cedar Park location) was up to, and they had a full slate of activities happening

Practice + Pancakes: Ian Crocker Leads WHAC Through 200 Pace Set

A new swim season means new pancakes. I drove down the road to Western Hills Athletic Club where they were doing their thing on a Wednesday.

Practice + Pancakes: How to Train at an Elite Level with a Full-Time Job

Wyatt now lives in Albuquerque doing research in his field of study full-time. He still loves swimming, and is looking to qualify for a 3rd Olympic Trials

Practice + Pancakes: Morozov, Balandin, Hansson (and More) Worlds Taper at USC

I ended up at the University of Southern California, catching the end of a taper practice with some of their postgrads who were gearing up for World Champs

Practice + Pancakes: Team Elite Starts Taper for World Champs, Pan Ams

With World Championships and Pan American Games both on the horizon, that means one thing for elite athletes: taper time.

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