View Full Version : What's Next?

July 15th, 2004, 06:39 PM
Our Olympic team has been chosen and the coaching staff has been finalized. What happens next? When do they all come together to train as a team and how soon do they leave for Athens? Do they travel as a team? Do countries have certain workout times in the competition pool?

July 15th, 2004, 06:56 PM
I've been wondering about something for our Olympic team.

When a swimmer tapers for a big meet, the taper usually targets a particular day or a particular weekend, etc.

How does a guy like Phelps taper for a 10-day meet? Does he target the first day? The first final race? The last day?

Or does he work his ass off right up to the first day of heats?