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klowy
December 15th, 2016, 04:06 AM
I recently moved to Switzerland where they speak and write in German.
I need to learn the German equivalent swim terms (so I understand the coaches).
Are there any German speaking swimmers out there who can help?

I'm looking for things like:
pull set
kick set
drills
sculling
catch-up

etc.

Thanks

swimmile
December 15th, 2016, 04:58 PM
16 years ago I moved to Germany, and my coach wrote workouts on the board, which was good for a person whose German at that point consisted of not much more than counting. Since we didn't really speak each other's language, most of our communication went through a friend of mine who was fluent in both. He used Pd to indicate paddles, Pu to indicate pullbuoy, Be (for Beine, meaning legs) to indicate kicking. Schmetterling is fly, Rücken is back, Brüst is breast, and Kraul is free. Lagen is IM. Beliebig means choice, einschwimmen is warmup and ausschwimmen is warmdown. Staffel-wechseln is relay (Staffel) starts. Tau (perhaps tauchen?) indicated underwaters. We had two tempos, GA1 and GA2; I think the first one was cruise, the second hard. T-ü (technische übüng or something like that) meant drill. Auf die Plätze means take your mark. Fertig, los means ready, go. My spelling may be all off here, but hopefully this helps a little.

ForceDJ
December 15th, 2016, 10:49 PM
This is real easy using Google. I do it all the time with phrases in various languages. For example just type "German for catch-up" in the Google search bar and you'll get the translation. It will also offer you an audio pronunciation of it.

Dan

klowy
December 17th, 2016, 04:38 PM
Thanks. Dan: google doesn't understand swim terminology that well. I tried.

klowy
December 17th, 2016, 04:47 PM
This is perfect! Thanks.

Lui
December 18th, 2016, 05:54 PM
I recently moved to Switzerland where they speak and write in German.
I need to learn the German equivalent swim terms (so I understand the coaches).


I speak German but I don't know the terms in German coz I only train to USMS work outs.:D
There is a Swiss website tho that has Tips & Advice in English and German. Maybe that site might help you.
I noticed the site has some kind of bug today and doesn't seem to work but they'll probably fix it soon.
Here's the link:
http://limmatsharks.com/tipps-ratgeber/