View Full Version : 500 Yard Breaststroke

September 21st, 2004, 10:18 PM
I need some advice on training for a swim test. The swim is a 500 yard breaststroke and the time I am shooting for is around a 7:00 - 7:30. That means I have to be doing 1:24-1:30 100 repeats. The test can also been done with sidestroke or any combination of the two strokes, but I feel as though breaststroke is going to be faster than sidestroke could ever be. I swim about 2 hours a day, 6 days a week and am looking for help on workouts. Right now I average between 2500-4500 yards per day depending on the workout I do. My warm-ups and some conditioning work is done in freestyle and the rest is done in breaststroke. I don't use any fly or back due to my horrible form in those strokes.

If anyone has any idea of what direction to go in or has any questions, I am all ears. . . or rather eyes. . . cause it is the internet. Thanks in advance.

September 21st, 2004, 11:38 PM
Not spending a lot of time on the turns, and long underwater push offs the walls will make it a lot easier.

I may have some ideas you can use at Breaststrokers Web Page

September 24th, 2004, 01:06 PM
The record for sidestroke is 100yds in 1:02.50

October 31st, 2004, 11:13 PM
A fast sidestroke 1:02. That's faster than I did freestyle as a kid. I agree staying underwater less for a 500 yard breast when you want to put more speed is easier.