Exploding Off the Blocks with Huracanes Swim Team

Coach Pablo Villarreal Guzman

Huracanes Swim Team, Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico

200 CHOICE

6X150 (2X25 CHOICE DRILL+ 2X25 Progressive KICK + 2×25 u/w)

1 round

3X HIGH JUMP (from the block into the pool)

3X Long jump (from the block into the pool)

*COMBO*

4X HIGH JUMP AND LONG + JUMP FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE POOL + 25 SWIM FAST & STRONG *CHUTE*

*COMBO 2*

4XHIGH JUMP AND LONG + JUMP FROM THE BOTTOM OF THE POOL + 25 SWIM FAST & STRONG *CHUTE*

(Back in Imaginary Wall 12 mts)

3X25 DIVE MAX

3 rounds

*All Pace for 100 Free*

3×35@1:30

2×50 @2:00

1x 75 @3:00

1×100 broken 10 SEC REST EACH 25

10:00 *MIN LONG REST*

100 mts race pace

200 CHOICE

10X50 25 U/W + 25 regressive ( only one breath)

300 CHOICE

The Diamond Sprint Set

Coach Rory McGlynn, ESB Swimming Club

I thought I might share a deceivingly tough sprint set that I drop on my home programme 2-3 times per season.

Depending on what you are looking for , I have sometimes only timed the 50’s or just the 100’s. 

On one occasion we turned off all the pace clocks and simply went off whistle on each interval, focusing on effort level and technical aspects such as the efficiency of breakouts under pressure.

The Hour of Power

Ryan Woodruff, Lynchburg YMCA

This set was originally posted here October 17, 2018

Every swim was on a 1:00 interval. Everything is fast unless otherwise indicated. In a few cases, we had to add an extra 25 easy to get our swimmers back to the end of the pool with all of our equipment. Otherwise, this set worked really well. SCM.

The Oxygen Sucker

Ryan Woodruff, Lynchburg YMCA

The first 25 underwater kick will suck the oxygen out of you..then you gotta hit a FAST 50. 75 easy to recover, then do it again. SCM.

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Freestyle Tech/Aerobic/Sprint Set

Ryan Woodruff, Lynchburg YMCA

We spent some time today trying to hone in on well-aligned long-axis rotation in freestyle.

Definitions of terms:

20-1-20-3-20-5 = 20 kicks on side, 1 stroke, 20 kicks, 3 strokes, 20 kicks, 5 strokes and repeat.

FPA = Fastest Possible Average

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Underwater Skills and Speed with 11-12s

Ryan Woodruff, Lynchburg YMCA

This is part of a practice I did recently with our top 11-12s. Our main focus was on underwater kicking. Our pool has a black line across the bottom approximately 9 yards from the wall.

For the 1:00 vertical kick and rotate, we were flutter kicking with our arms folded across our chest, performing a 90 degree rotation about every 5 seconds accompanied by my demonstration.

Texas 25 = push off and streamline underwater kick to the black line, flip, 4 underwater kicks, sprint back to the wall, turn, 4 underwater kicks and sprint to the opposite end. Texas 25 = 45 yards (everything is bigger in Texas).

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Champs Prep with Kyle Lippiatt of East Coast Aquatic Team

Kyle Lippiatt, East Coast Aquatic Team

Here’s a set I did with my Elite 9-12 year olds the other day. Dive bombs (streamline jumps) right into racing in and out of the walls. 4-5 sub kicks with two strokes no breathing at every wall. The 50 frees were on 1:00, and the 25s were all out on :45. 

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