Daily Swim Coach Workout #816

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Workout Context

Purpose:  Race Specificity
Target age group:  13-14 years old, 9-12 years old, 15-18 years old
Target level:  Senior Age Group/ High School State Level, Age Group (Advanced), National/ Collegiate Level
Weeks until target meet:  3 weeks
Team Location:  United States
Course:  25 Meters
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The Workout

#SeniorA #SeniorB #PreSeniorA
    12 x 50 EN1 (Odd FR, even BK) @ 1:00 Build tempo on BK
    10 x 50 EN1 (Odd FR, even BK) @ 1:10 Build tempo on BK
Rest 4:00 Snorkels

[Do only one of these sets, based on BR Kick base time QUICK HEELS!]
10 x 100 BR Kick (w SN, Heels to Hands) EN2 @ 2:10 *
[10 x 100 BR Kick (w SN, Heels to Hands) EN2 @ 2:15 *
[9 x 100 BR Kick (w SN, Heels to Hands) EN2 @ 2:25 **
[9 x 100 BR Kick (w SN, Heels to Hands) EN2 @ 2:30 **
[8 x 100 BR Kick (w SN, Heels to Hands) EN2 @ 2:40 ***
[8 x 100 BR Kick (w SN, Heels to Hands) EN2 @ 2:45 ***
[7 x 100 BR Kick (w SN, Heels to Hands) EN2 @ 2:55 ****
[7 x 100 BR Kick (w SN, Heels to Hands) EN2 @ 3:00 ****
Transiton 3:00                 [40:00]
Radical Cobra Progression 20:00 See NOTES

Transition 2:00 BEEPERS
Vertical Kick BR 5:00 [Set Beepers to 1.10 – Heels up quickly at Beep!]

20 x 25 BR Swim EN2 @ :45 [BEEPERS, No Pullout, get right to stroke rhythm]
Transition 3:00
    2 x 550 FR PULL EN2 @ 7:30 [1:21]
    2 x 500 FR PULL EN2 @ 7:30 [1:30]
    2 x 450 FR PULL EN2 @ 7:30 [1:40]
    2 x 400 FR PULL EN2 @ 7:30 [1:52]
Transition 3:00

    12 x 50 BR EN2 @ 1:00 TEMPO!
    10 x 50 BR EN2 @ 1:10 TEMPO!
    9 x 50 BR EN2 @ 1:15 TEMPO!
    9 x 50 BR EN2 @ 1:20 TEMPO!
200 EZ CH

Coach Notes

The swim coach was asked to define any shorthand he or she used in this workout. Their notes should provide some additional context to this swimming workout.

This is actually a combination of technique and race-specific training for BR. We are emphasizing the tempo of the stroke for racing, and using drills (Cobra drill, Vertical kicking) to bring us to the full stroke at tempo at the end of the practice.
Note: The aerobic FR pull set is in there to promote feel for the water and aerobic capacity and also because I have to split the group in two because I don’t have enought tempo trainers for everyone!

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