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03/01/04 IM and Breaststroke Practice in 20-Yard Pool

03/01/04 IM and Breaststroke Practice in 2-Yard Pool

I had to take it easy today for the first part of the practice because I was in a 20-yard, 4-lane pool during the senior-swim hour, and I didn’t want to be thrashing around too much so as to disturb the other swimmers. I really admire any senior who comes to the pool to swim, walk, talk, or just paddle around, and I like to give them their space. I hope I have their energy and determination when I become a senior. Toward the end of the hour, the pool cleared out and I was able to use the swim tether and GO FOR IT.

I didn’t do an official warmup. I started with drills.

MAIN SET #1: 1920
With fins.
Swim 4 rounds of the following. I tried to kick and swim slowly and silently and not to make too much splash or waves.

2 X (40 Short-Axis Drill + 40 Long-Axis Drill + 40 SA Drill + 120 Freestyle)

Round #1:
SA Drill = Head-Lead Body Dolphin
LA Drill = Head-Lad Active

Round #2:
SA Drill = Hand-Lead Body Dolphin
LA Drill = 6-Count Backstroke

Round #3:
SA Drill = Skimmers
LA Drill = 2L/2R Back

Round #4:
SA Drill = Under Water Breast with Dolphin Kick
LA Drill = Head-Lead Active

MAIN SET #2: 200
With pull buoy.
Alternate 20 scull with 20 swim.

MAIN SET #3: 400
With pull buoy:
200 breast kick in all positions: under water, head-lead on back, head-lead on stomach, hand-lead on back, hand-lead on stomach

Without pull buoy:
5 X 40 breast (20 drill + 20 swim), changing drill on each 40.
Take approx. 5 bobs as recovery between each 40.

MAIN SET #4: 400
With swim tether.
10 X 40 with approx. 10 bobs as recovery

WARMDOWN: 400
100 swim
200 breast kick with board
100 swim

Total Yardage: 3320