Practice + Pancakes

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


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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. 


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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


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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.

More Practice + Pancakes

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

Practice + Pancakes: NC State Sprinters Suit Up, Mid Group Goes for Power

You’ve seen what some of the NC State postgrads were doing on the Tuesday we were there: now see what the undergrads were up to.

Practice of a Postgrad: 3 NC State Post Grads Compete in Power Towers

The game is simple. They had to get the weight to the top of the rack in under 6 seconds. If they went over 6 seconds, they have to drop weight.

Beyond the Pancakes: Mark Gangloff on Establishing Culture as a New Head Coach

SwimSwam sat down with head coach Mark Gangloff to talk with him about his goals for his first season in North Carolina.

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.

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

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

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

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