IM Set with Lucas Ferreira of Gwinnett Aquatics

Lucas Ferreira

SCM

I thought I had seen a set just like this or at least very similar when I came up with this set, but looking over the site I couldn’t find it, so here it goes:


We did this with our top middle schoolers (11-14). We swim SCM, and intervals listed are for our top group. The set was adapted all the way down to 6 different intervals and distances (although this group probably got the most amount of rest, since they can respond to it with faster swims).

6×50 IM Cycle (smooth strokes, great walls) – 1:10
4×100 IM descend                                      – 1:45
6×50 IM Cycle (smooth strokes, great walls) – 1:10
4×200 IM descend                                      – 3:30
6×50 IM Cycle (smooth strokes, great walls) – 1:10
4×300 IM descend                                      – 5:15
6×50 IM Cycle (smooth strokes, great walls) – 1:10
400 IM RACE from start!

Goal was to swim the 50s really efficient, and work the IM transitions from flags in to the breakout, then hit the longer IMs. We had plenty of great swims through the set, and by the end the kids threw down some of their best ever practice 400IM times!

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One thought on “IM Set with Lucas Ferreira of Gwinnett Aquatics

  1. We did this set yesterday evening at Carmel Swim Club. Our attempt was done SCY with the IMs @ 1:15 base and the 50s @ :50. Our kickout buoys were in at 5 yards. The set really primed them for a great finish. We saw numerous practice bests from a push in the 400 IM. Thanks for sharing.

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