Practice + Pancakes

Practice + Pancakes: Hansson, Auboeck Highlight Loughborough University Workout

SwimSwam traveled across the pond to England, where we did some filming at the renowned Loughborough University and its “Pool of Dreams”


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Practice + Pancakes: New York City’s Asphalt Green Gets in Saturday AM IM Work

In order to accommodate every swimmer on their team, the top group at Asphalt Green trains Saturday-Thursday, with Fridays off.


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Practice + Pancakes: 12x Olympic Medalist & SPIRE Ambassador Ryan Lochte

SPIRE Academy Swim Camp featured SPIRE Ambassador Ryan Lochte and SPIRE Head Coach Thad Schultz providing instructions across all four strokes.


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Practice + Pancakes: Eddie Reese Gives Texas Men “Numbers” Set for Trials Taper

On this Wednesday, the taper workout was simple: Eddie gave you a number, and you got to that number. For most of the guys, it was somewhere between 3k-4k.

Practice + Pancakes: Seward Tsunami Swim Team, featuring Oly Champ Lydia Jacoby

This certainly wasn’t your run-of-the-mill Practice + Pancakes, but then again Alaska isn’t your run-of-the-mill swimming destination.

Practice + Pancakes: Ledecky + Finke Go Head-to-Head in 15×100 Best Average

2021 1500 Olympic Champions Bobby Finke and Katie Ledecky went head-to-head during a threshold practice which concluded with 15×100 best average

Practice + Pancakes: Florida Pro Group Workout with Dressel, Ledecky & Hinds

The group started on the racks with some light power work in the outdoor pool, then transitioned to the indoor pool, where they did work with chords

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Practice + Pancakes: Madden, Weyant Throw Down Monster UVA Threshold Workout

On Tuesday afternoons, associate head coaches Blaire Bachman and Tyler Fenwick combine their groups and gut out a ‘red’ set

Practice + Pancakes: Thomas Heilman Dazzles in Cavalier Aquatics Speed Practice

Cav Aquatics had a fun warm up full of drills and speed work before getting into some 100 pace, where Heilman threw down some sizzling butterfly times

Practice + Pancakes: Virginia Cavaliers Work 100 Speed after Dryland

It culminated with 1 50 free all-out at the end of practice, highlighted by Olympians Paige Madden, Alex Walsh, and Walsh’s younger sister, Gretchen Walsh

Practice + Pancakes: Olympians Finke, Smith lead Florida Taper for SEC Champs

We got to see the likes of Olympic medalists Kieran Smith and Bobby Finke as well as post-grad Natalie Hinds in action in Gainesville

Bryce Mefford Unsure About Future in Swimming After Breakout Olympic Summer

Mefford has newfound confidence in the pool after making his first Olympic team but also wants to explore the workforce and life away from the pool

Practice + Pancakes: Walsh Sisters + Madden Pace, Brownstead + King Power

On this Monday afternoon, head coach Todd DeSorbo was running a 50 free group while Blaire Bachman was heading up 200 pace work

Practice + Pancakes: Tom Wilkens, Brian Retterer Highlight Stroke Day at GMNY

On Tuesdays, GMNY has stroke day, and they get a couple of pretty unique guest coaches to come work with some of the groups

Practice + Pancakes: Tuesday’s Mean IM Set then Group Racing for Harvard Women

They had an IM set that everyone does, which was short, fast bursts with a lot of transitions, then separated into different groups to get quality racing in