Swimming Workout of the Week - August 29, 2014

By Barbara Hummel to Set of the Week | Sep 26, 2014 12:41AM

This week's set gives you plenty of chances to work on backstroke technique...and to put that technique into practice.


Swimming Workout of the Week - May 9, 2014

By Barbara Hummel to Set of the Week | May 09, 2014 08:09PM

This week's set starts with technique...specifically, how your hands and forearms interact with the water on the catch...and finishes with six 100s that test how well you paid attention during the technique session.


Swimming Set of the Week - December 6, 2013

By Barbara Hummel to Set of the Week | Dec 08, 2013 11:00PM

Backstroke bent-arm pull is the focus of this week's Swimming Set of the Week.


Swimming Set of the Week - November 15, 2013

By Barbara Hummel to Set of the Week | Nov 19, 2013 12:51PM

This week's set demands creativity and ownership of technique from the swimmers.


Main Set Monday - Combining Technique and Swim

By Barbara Hummel to Group (Mixed Levels) | Nov 06, 2013 03:31PM

Workouts that combine technique focus and actual swimming are always popular with Barbara's masters team. This one got a lot of thumbs up.


Swimming Set of the Week - October 18, 2013

By Barbara Hummel to Set of the Week | Oct 18, 2013 04:42PM

This week's set integrates technique focus on butterfly and breaststroke with actual swimming.


Swimming Set of the Week - September 6, 2013

By Barbara Hummel to Set of the Week | Sep 09, 2013 11:17AM

As the short-course season begins, it's time to focus on turns. Working on flip turns this week.


Main Set Thursday - Freestyle Technique

By Barbara Hummel to Group (Mixed Levels) | Aug 08, 2013 12:03PM

Working four different aspects of freestyle today. So much to learn!


Swimming Set of the Week - May 10, 2013

By Barbara Hummel to Set of the Week | May 10, 2013 12:23AM

This week's set integrates drilling and swimming...freestyle and backstroke.


Swimming Set of the Week - April 26, 2013

By Barbara Hummel to Set of the Week | Apr 23, 2013 11:15AM

Our set of the week focuses on hand entry and extension.


Main Set Wednesday - Freestyle Technique, then Some 200s

By Barbara Hummel to Group (Mixed Levels) | Nov 28, 2012 12:02PM

First part of today's practice was all about technique and building awareness of rotation, kick, and hand entry. Then we carried the focus points into a set of 200s.


Main Set Thursday - Working Distance Off the Walls

By Barbara Hummel to Group (Mixed Levels) | Nov 15, 2012 01:30PM

Getting back to basics today with Barbara's masters group. Working streamlines, pushoffs, and distance off the walls.


Butterfly - Dolphin/Breast Kick Combo

By Barbara Hummel to Butterfly | Nov 13, 2012 08:00AM

Many swimmers, especially masters swimmers, find it so challenging to do dolphin kick on their back that they just give up. By combining dolphin kick and breaststroke kick, you can learn this important skill and not feel like you're drowning or going backwards.


All Strokes - Streamline Spin 360

By Barbara Hummel to All Strokes (IM) | Nov 06, 2012 08:13AM

Want to see if you've REALLY mastered streamline? Try holding streamline as you spin in 360 rotation.


Swimming Set of the Week - October 26, 2012

By Barbara Hummel to Set of the Week | Oct 26, 2012 10:53AM

If you're not swimming FAST at practice, you should be THINKING at practice. This week's set is a thinking set, requiring focus and core control.

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