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October 10th, 2002, 10:54 PM
OK..so this is so coming from someone who didn't grow up in competitive swimming...but what is this pace chart I have in my coaches manual? Can someone explain it to me?

October 14th, 2002, 11:10 AM
I was waiting for someone who has a coaches manual to reply, but I'm willing to take a wild guess.

I have seen two kinds of pace charts (in other books). One has a swim time (per 100) on one axis, and a distance (200, 300, etc.) on the other. I gather this is for early morning practices before drinking coffee, when it is hard to remember if a 900 at a 1:30 per hundred pace should take 13:30 or 11:70. :)

The second type I have seen has a (race) time (per 100) on one axis, and an effort level on the other. This would let you know how fast the person should be swimming during a sprint set, recovery set, etc.

Bill Volckening
October 15th, 2002, 01:11 AM

There is a pace chart in the Fitness section of the USMS web site. Click on Fitness, and then go to "Getting Started" - you will find it there. Or, simply go to:


The pace chart in the Fitness section has a brief explanation about how it may be used.

Bill Volckening
USMS Fitness Committee

October 15th, 2002, 09:59 PM
Thanks!! That link totally explained it!! :p