Go Swim Lingo

By popular request, we’ve put together a glossary of commonly used swimming terms. While this is by no means a complete list of swimming-related terminology, it’s a good place to start if you’re trying to understand some of the language used in our drills, practices, and articles.

When teaching swimmers how to figure out their rate for freestyle, sometimes you have to put them into a state of discomfort. Some rates are good for some, some are good for others. Treating the entire group the same means there will always be someone who is unhappy. Oh well. 😉

This is a set that will challenge all swimmers on all levels. Don’t be wimpy on the first 50, or it will be too easy.

We don’t typically have much opportunity to swim long swims at the lunchtime practice. Many people show, and it’s a short course practice, so long swims would create too much chaos.