Tag Archives: Swim

5th World Record in the 1500 m Free

Katie Ledecky did it again, broke her record for the 1500 m Freestyle. Honestly, I think she is the most impressive swimmer right now in the world. Think about it this way, she’s in a group of people that are … Continue reading

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Poetry Month: Day 15 – Aquamarine

The Swimmer – by Read-a-holic she jumps, nothing can conceal the thrill bursting inside her like an over-filled water balloon that she gets when in a competition win, win, win is all she is thinking, as her heart beats faster … Continue reading

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Test Sets: How Far and How Fast?

This is technically the second part of a two part series, but it’ll stand alone. A lactate threshold is not your peak intensity. If you imagine lactic acid being produce like water coming out of a faucet, then the lactate … Continue reading

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Test Sets, Metabolic States, and Lactate Threshold for Swimmers

When I first read “Swim Coach’s Bible” volume one, I got lost when they started talking about things like VO2 Max and Lactate Thresholds -1 or +1 sets. When I got to volume 2, well that didn’t clear things up … Continue reading

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Keep the Pace: Junk Yardage vs. Quality Yardage

A little bit ago, I wrote up a piece talking about junk yardage as a plus. Now I want to offer some caveats and provisos and such. The biggest problem with just going and swimming 10 k + yards a … Continue reading

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Flip Turns

  Flip turns annoy non-swimmers trying to learn more than any other aspect of the stroke. Ok, that’s an overstatement, most triathletes could care less if they can do a flip turn, they see no value in it. While it … Continue reading

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When We Start

Being passionate about anything from swimming to reading to studying, about anything at all, means that we want to share that passion with someone. Parents want to share that passion with their kids and usually as soon as possible. When’s … Continue reading

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