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Swimming Set of the Week – February 24, 2009

This swimming set comes from my good friend Chris Weissman.  Who made him do it I’m not sure, but it’s a swim set that can cover a large group, with many ability levels, and is as challenging as it is adaptable to any swimmer. 

This is also a swimming set in which you’re going to have to really know when it’s your turn to leave… a lot of pace clock management.  Usually in swim sets like this, figuring out what number to leave on gives you something to do during the swim.  In a way, it takes the focus off the pain that you could potentially feel if you’re really going for the longest possible swims.

The intervals are constantly dropping by 2 seconds on each swim, and the swims start at 1:30.  So, the intervals are as follows:
1:30
1:28
1:26
1:24
1:22
1:20
1:18
1:16
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:20
:18
:16
:14
:12
:10?

The goal of the set is to first, swim 100s (or, for great swimmers, 125s) for as long as you can.  When you sense you’re going to miss an interval, switch to 75s, then 50s, and finally 25s… until you can’t fit ANY distance into the swims.

Enjoy, and let us know how far you made each.  Could be a fun challenge for us all.

PS  If you leave on the top (00:00), here are the numbers on which you will be leaving the wall for each swim:
00:00
30
58
24
48
10
30
48
04
18
30
40
48
54
58
00
00
58
54
48
40
30
18
59
43
25
05
43
19
53
25
55
23
49
13
35
55
13
29
43
55
05
13