The Middle IM Solution

Ryan Woodruff
Head Coach
Lynchburg YMCA
This set is designed to work on the weaker of a swimmer’s two strokes that make up the middle of the IM.  For 2:00, weaker backstrokers perform scull-scull-stroke (two sculls on the right side + a right-hand stroke and switch to the other side) while weaker breaststrokers do 3 kicks-1 pull drill. A wrench bang on the side of the pool signals swimmers to switch to the second set of instructions for 1:30.  A second wrench bang signals the start of the :30 rest and swimmers proceed to the nearest wall.  The fast 75 works on transition turns and we specifically are trying to improve our back-breast crossover turn.

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