Here's a fun set that challenges and builds team spirit.
This one's for Reemi, who asked us to create a butterfly set for her birthday swim.
When teaching swimmers how to figure out their rate for freestyle, sometimes you have to put them into a state of discomfort. Some rates are good for some, some are good for others. Treating the entire group the same means there will always be someone who is unhappy. Oh well. ;)
Working with younger swimmers, thinking about technique, and forcing some speed.
Playing with stroke rate, length, and speed is constant game for swimmers of every level. Learning how to make this a habit is much tougher.
Taking a standard set of broken 100s today, and changing things around by making them 50% kick and 50% swim.
This is a set that will challenge all swimmers on all levels. Don't be wimpy on the first 50, or it will be too easy.
Here's a set that will challenge your breaststrokers to learn their stroke.
We don't typically have much opportunity to swim long swims at the lunchtime practice. Many people show, and it's a short course practice, so long swims would create too much chaos.
This set is designed to push the swimmers technique until they can't hold it anymore. Make sure the intervals reach a level that is right on their edge of ability.
Learning from Ricky Berens, we focused on deep pushoffs for this practice.
Alternating drilling and swimming to teach better extension in Freestyle.
Getting your swimmers to swim 15 x 200s without them actually feeling that boredom that can sometimes come with it is always a challenge. Breaking up the set helps.
Here's an IM set that puts the emphasis on good, strong, stroke swimming.