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Main Set Wednesday – December 14, 2011

Short set in every stroke today, including a very short butterfly set that keeps popping up….

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WARMUP:  400
WARMUP SET:  200

8 X 25
#1-4 Streamline pushoff.  Hold streamline w/o kicking and keep holding streamline until after you pop to the surface, then swim freestyle.
#5-8:  Streamline pushoff, with a strong kick into breakout.  Use the kick to help send your energy FORWARD at the breakout.

BUTTERFLY SET:  100
4 X 25 on :30 or :35 (fins optional)
3 strokes of Butterfly, then finish with Freestyle.  Add 1 stroke of fly on each 25.  

BACKSTROKE SET:  500
5 X 100 on 2:00
Each 100 is 25 left-arm backstroke + 25 right-arm backstroke + 25 double-arm backstroke + 25 backstroke, focus on bent-arm pull.  Descend #4 and #5.

BUTTERFLY SET:  100
Repeat from earlier.

BREASTSTROKE SET:  450
6 X 75 on a sendoff that gives 20-25 seconds rest
Each 75 is 25 breaststroke with an extra kick + 25 breaststroke kick on your back + 25 breaststroke separation drill

BUTTERFLY SET:  100
Repeat from earlier.

FREESTYLE SET:  500
Twice through:
1 X 25 free on :30; aim for long, streamlined pushoff and low stroke count
1 X 50 free on :55 or 1:00; start at original count; add 1 stroke on second 25
1 X 75 free on 1:20 or 1:30; start at original count, add 1 stroke each length
1 X 100 free on 1:45 or 2:00; start at original count, add 1 stroke each length

WARMDOWN:  200 easy, including some kick