Our 10 Most Popular Guest Workouts of 2017

This year, we have posted over 330 workouts, sets, and ideas to this blog.  We are so thankful for the many coaches who send in their ideas. Here are our 10 most popular guest posts this year.  Contribute a workout and maybe you will appear on this list next year!

1. Middle Distance Push/Tolerance Set with Coach Brad Herndon

2. VO2 Max Set with Coach Mathieu Leroy

3. Zig-Zag Ironman with Coach Ken Thorley

4. Empty the Gas Tank Set with Coach Todd Kramer

5. Technique and Efficiency Workout with Coach Mathieu Leroy

6. Wild and Wacky Kick Set with Dan Mascolo

7. Intense Focus on Streamlines with Coach Rob Bond

8. Texas 25s with Coach Darian Townsend

9. Thanksgiving with Coach Tony Carroll of the Lakeside Seahawks

10. Another Good One with Coach Brad Herndon

For another “Best of” in 2017, check out our Top Reads from 2017, 2016, 2015, 2013, and 2012

Our Most Popular Post of Each Month This Year

We have posted a new workout, set, or idea here every day this year.  Here is the most popular post from every month so far.

January: Middle Distance IM Set from Nittany Lion Coach Ryan Sprang

February: Boom Boom 75s

March: Aerobic Power and IM Transitions with Coach Mathieu Leroy

April: Sprint/Power Workout with Coach Josh Udermann

May: 200 Free Mania

June: One of the best ideas I ever had

12 13 Books Every Swim Coach Should Read

Our 3 Most Popular Workouts of the Week

1. Boom Boom 75s
2. UGA 25s
3. The Shoulberg 500

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Top 10 Swimming Wizard Posts of 2015

Ryan Woodruff
 

It has been a great year here at the Swimming Wizard blog.  We have had record readership (close to 400,000 visitors this year) and have enjoyed reading and posting ideas and workouts from coaches all around the world.  Below is a selection of our top posts of the year. 

Send us your set at swimmingwizard@gmail.com and maybe it will make next year’s top 10! 

Have a Happy New Year!

  1. The Everything Set. This challenging set includes free, descend, some “wet-land,” and packs a punch at the finish.
  2. How to Train Consistently at Race Pace was our most popular post of the year.  Get our popular pace cards and a better philosophy of my race pace philosophy.
  3. Age Group IM Set from Coach Josh Sinclair, Queensland, Australia.  Coach Sinclair also gave us a good Kick Set.
  4. Lucky Sevens appears to be a favorite with coaches even if not with swimmers.
  5. Kick Set for Underwater Dominance.  These days, you are either dominating underwater or getting dominated.
  6. 400 IM Splitting with Greater Philadelphia Coach Matt Sprang.  Good thoughts from an excellent coach.
  7. FRIM=FUN. Keep the fun in IM by taking out the fly.
  8. Stopwatch Roulette. Fun idea to help your swimmers “have a say.”
  9. F.A.T. Tuesday with Glenbrook Aquatics is cooler than it sounds.
  10. Kicking Speed Set.  Does what it says.

Bonus: 11 Creative Ways to Spice Up Your Swim Practice and my top 10 Best Things I Read, Watched, and Listened to this Year.

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