These practices are written for the competitive USMS swimmers that meet at the Swim Atlanta pool in Roswell at noon. (Not all of the swimmers do this same practice.)
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If you feel you're not in the shape that you once were, come anyway -- we were all in that same boat too -- you'll catch up! (Most of our swimmers only swim to stay in shape and they do not compete at all.)
The practices are primarily 60 minutes. Sometimes you'll see a shorter practice because we got in late or got out early. Occasionally you'll see a longer practice.
The general philosophy is mixed training of energy systems with usually one USRPT-inspired set each week.
These practices are intended to be geared for performance in 50s, 100s, and 200s; they may or may not lend themselves to decent 400/500s, 800/1000s, or 1500/1650s.
Some examples of common acronyms that will be used:
- KDS: Kick drill swim
- 300 IM KDS: 4 times through in IM order (25 kick, 25 drill, 25 swim)
- 1000 SKIPS: 200 Swim, 200 Kick, 200 IM, 200 Pull, 200 Swim
- 1000 SKIDS: 200 Swim, 200 Kick, 200 IM, 200 Drill, 200 Swim
- IMO by round: The stroke for first round of a set should be fly, second round should be back, etc
- RIM or RIMO: Reverse IM or Reverse IM order
- FRIM: IM except replace the fly with free
- UW: underwater
- BC4: Breathe every 4
- CH: Choice
- AFAFAP: As far as fast as possible
- AFAP: As far as possible
- [Square brackets] - These are notes on my own performance. For example, [:28] means I was holding :28.
Only swim practices are specified here: any supplementary strength & conditioning activities will not be included in this thread.
Each post usually consists of five practices for one week; the post is usually updated with the daily practice as the week progresses.