200 Free Prep and Fast Stroke

Brad Herndon, Greensboro Community YMCA

This set worked real well for some fast 200 free and 100 Stroke times this weekend, takes 44 minutes, 11 mins a round, they did this 2 weeks out and were right on their 200 FR and 100 stroke goal times:

4x
3 x 175 FR @ 2:20 (hold goal 200 Fr time)
1 x 75 Stroke Fast @ 1:00
1 x 50 Stroke Fast @ 1:00
1 x 25 Stroke Fast @ 1:00
1 x 25 EZ @ 1:00 (start early after the 25 stroke fast)

Stroke = Swimmer chooses OR some did IMO by Round, but 4th Round = Fly-Back-Breast on the 75, then drop down by choice to finish with 25 of your best stroke (other than fr)

One thought on “200 Free Prep and Fast Stroke

  1. How did this translate to swimmers hitting those goals? Was it a good predictor? I’ve heard of doing 475s to predict a 500 time, but the 175s seem very off from what they are actually capable of in a 200. For example, I had one swimmer swim a 2:06 175 but her best time in the 100 free is a 1:08, so how would that translate at all? Or is it just to practice going fast and see how fast that goal time actually is?

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