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riabavari
November 28th, 2006, 01:26 PM
It is the first time I am writting in a forum. I am trying to improve my speed. I am interesting for long distance swiiming. Could you suggest me some workouts ?

haffathot
November 28th, 2006, 01:38 PM
what's your time for a 500 yd freestyle? there's always something that can be done to improve speed, but there are different approaches depending upon your current speed. for instance, if your 500 free runs around 10 minutes, then I'd definitely stress a lot of technique work. If your time, on the other hand, is somewhere in the six minute range or lower, then I'd probably stress some degree of drills that build endurance alternated with sprint pyramids.

So, what's your 500 time?

--Sean

joesflyer
November 28th, 2006, 06:35 PM
Sean is pretty much on the money. If you've developed endurance and have the technique down, work on repeat intervals with a set rest period or decreasing rest period. Then do the same distance slow to recover and then go back to the repeat intervals. As you get faster and have more rest, think about reducing the rest period again. Good luck. Andy

tomtopo
December 10th, 2006, 04:53 PM
Technique, technique, technique, fast swimming is all about technique. Endurance will come with hard work but if you don't spend time everyday working on improving your pull, kick, and streamlining, having great endurance just means you'll be in great shape to swim slow.

If you don't know what an effective underwater stroke looks like, here's some underwater videos to help you. After you look at them, type in Early Vertical Forearm + swimming in your search engine and see why learning a better EVF.

Good luck to you and please go to www.techpaddle.com to learn more about EVF training equipment. Coach T.

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okoban
December 17th, 2006, 05:05 PM
The links you sent is really great, thanks a lot Coach T.