Practice + Pancakes

Practice + Pancakes: ASC Builds Mecca for College Swimmers in Austin

This diverse group includes the likes of Dean Farris, Dakota Luther, John Shebat, Will Licon, Alvin Jiang, and Ema Rajic, to name a few.

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FORM Wins Red Dot Design Award For FORM Smart Swim Goggles

The renowned Red Dot and iF Design Competitions have awarded FORM Smart Swim Goggles with their prestigious product design awards.

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Staying Competitive in Uncertain Times

For all competitive swimmers and athletes, the current COVID-19 pandemic and related restrictions pose unique challenges to their lives.

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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


Practice + Pancakes: Kentucky Throws Down 30×50@1:30 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.


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. 


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.” 

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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


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