Ryan Woodruff, Lynchburg YMCA
This set is useful for helping distance freestylers refine a sense of pace.
? x 100 freestyle @ coach’s send off
Continue until you achieve 3 points.
Earn 1 point by guessing your time correctly within .5 seconds
Earn 2 points by guessing your time exactly to the tenth of a second
Earn 3 points by guessing your time exactly to the hundredth of a second
Swimmers may swim whatever speed they wish.
I like to use the Guessing Game during taper, typically at the end of practice. Once a swimmer achieves his three points, he warms down and is done with practice.
Tip: Be sure to turn off your pace clock or have the swimmers turn away from the clock when you send them off. You don’t want them looking at it – there won’t be a pace clock at the meet!
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