Welcome To Team SwimFast
Welcome to Team SwimFast! Thank you for trusting me with your swimming journey, I am excited to work with you over the coming weeks and months, helping you become a faster, more efficient swimmer. Please take a moment to watch the video below for details on how to get the most out of our time working together. I’m excited to work with you!
Start By Watching This Video
Here’s What To Focus On
● Be willing to get uncomfortable
● Communicate with me consistently
● Understand what I’m programming for you
● Be mindful of your technique
● Commit to hitting your goal times
● But make sure you are sticking to your rest intervals
● Make effort & consistency your primary focus
Details & Instructions To Help With Your Weekly Workouts
Your warm ups are designed to get you wet, loose and comfortable in the water. They should warm up your muscles and elevate your heart rate a little bit before you get into the meat of the workout.
You’re going to see easy swimming, some fast sprinting and some breathing work in the warm ups. You’ll also get to work through descend sets and some open water skill specific work.
Skills & Drills
Swimming can be complicated. There are a lot of moving parts… Your breathing is limited. There are so many things to think about when you envision that “perfect stroke”. It can be really overwhelming to try to get everything right all the time.
This is why we do drills. A good drill is a deconstructed piece of the freestyle stroke. Designed to isolate a movement or a position to help you learn more effectively.
Each session you will be given drills that align with the stroke faults we have identified in your video analysis review.
I like to think of the Skills and Drills set as the architectural piece of your workout. It’s the piece where we craft and design your stroke to be efficient and fast.
The main set is the building and testing piece.
The main sets of your workouts will focus on building your swimming engine and teaching you to maintain good form when fatigued. These sets (along with everything else in your program) is being individually designed and structured to help you achieve your specific goals. The closer you are able to stick to plan, the better the results you will get! To read more about your main set goals, click here.
The cool down is designed to loosen you up and stretch you out after a tough session. It will help you flush your body, reduce your heart rate, relax and set you up for success in your next session.
You should emphasize great technique during your warm down. The stroke you use here is what your body will remember doing last when you leave the pool. The better your stroke ends today, the better it will start next session!