This week's set works the legs...arms...legs...arms....
Here's a set for Groundhog's Day that combines teamwork and a lot of underwater breath control.
Being able to focus on one specific aspect of your stroke sometimes takes isolation. Swimming under water certainly gives you that.
Olympian Roque Santos answers questions from our app users and website. Today's question deals with more ideas on breath control off the turns.
Good practice with the masters group today, and a nice opportunity to get some nice training in, and alternate that with some up tempo stroke.
The question is... how long are you actually taking air IN when you breathe on freestyle?
Not a major main set this morning, mostly short sets with a lot of focus, which I like.
This week's pic features Kara Lynn Joyce with one of her favorite training tools.
While there are many examples of great swimmers loping, or falling, into the water after a breath, for most of us normal swimmers, it's a much better idea to maintain a direct and stable body position while swimming freestyle.
These pictures are of the pool where we've just started swimming.
When many younger and older swimmers come off a flip turn, they're sometimes disoriented and push off incorrectly. In order to learn a great line, and stable exit from a flip, here's a good sequence to help.
This week's set can be used as an aerobic recovery set. For a more aggressive workout, pick one of the tracks (either the pulls or the IMs) and push those swims.
To really excel at breaststroke, you need to be able to control your breathing...and not just the breathing in, but also the breathing OUT!