Everyone finished the practice with Speed Wars, essentially a King or Queen of the Hill, broken up by stroke, in the 15-meter pool.
I don’t think Ron would agree, but according to the athletes, this 7,300-yard workout was their “sprint” practice for the week.
Ken has gone through this process at Emory and now at UVA, not only aiding numerous athletes but also being assisted by them, including Olympian Paige Madden
SwimSwam got the opportunity to visit SPIRE Academy in Geneva, Ohio to film one of their workouts as well as a very special summer camp
The set is 3 rounds of a 25 off the blocks, followed by 2×50 at back-end 100 speed. Louise does them on a descending interval (R1 – 90, R2 – 75, R3 – 60)
SwimSwam traveled across the pond to England, where we did some filming at the renowned Loughborough University and its “Pool of Dreams”
In order to accommodate every swimmer on their team, the top group at Asphalt Green trains Saturday-Thursday, with Fridays off.
SPIRE Academy Swim Camp featured SPIRE Ambassador Ryan Lochte and SPIRE Head Coach Thad Schultz providing instructions across all four strokes.
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.
This certainly wasn’t your run-of-the-mill Practice + Pancakes, but then again Alaska isn’t your run-of-the-mill swimming destination.
2021 1500 Olympic Champions Bobby Finke and Katie Ledecky went head-to-head during a threshold practice which concluded with 15×100 best average
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
On Tuesday afternoons, associate head coaches Blaire Bachman and Tyler Fenwick combine their groups and gut out a ‘red’ set
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
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