The Modified 15-minute Kick Test Set

Ryan Woodruff
Head Coach
Lynchburg YMCA

You may remember the 15-minute Kick Test Set.
Here’s a new wrinkle that I came up with last week: Instead of stopping after each distance and having the swimmers state their distance, and swim a 100 easy (which is good, but just takes a LONG time), simply make it a broken 15-minute kick stopping in place at the same intervals (1:00, 2:10, 4:30, 4:20, 2:05, :55). Take a minute rest treading water in between intervals. Swimmers keep track of their TOTAL distance rather than the distance kicked in each segment

+’s of doing it this way: Less time to complete the set, easier to calculate the swimmer’s total distance kicked.

-‘s of doing it this way: You no longer have the motivational “double-up” the distance and “double-down” during the set, as swimmers no longer are counting their yardage precisely in each set.

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