Having a little Halloween fun today with Barbara’s masters team in Vermont.
WARMUP: 400 on your own
TRICK-OR-TREAT WARMUP: 200
8 X 25 freestyle on :30
Odds: No breathing for the first 6 strokes
Evens: No breathing from flags into the wall
PUMPKIN-PASS / SWIM: 200
Divide swimmers into two, four, or six groups — one group per lane. Group #1 gets in a circle and passes a pumpkin (or medball) while everyone in Group #2 swims a 50 Fly. When all members of Group #2 finish the 50 Fly, they do pumpkin pass while Group #1 swims a 50 Fly. Repeat until both teams have done 1 X 50 in each stroke.
DEVIL SET: 666
6 swims on a 66-second sendoff/turnaround. Choice of stroke and equipment and distance. Just make the sendoff!
MUMMY RELAY: 50
Divide into teams of 4 or 5 swimmers. When it’s your turn to swim, you wear a T-shirt but you can’t put your arms through the sleeves, i.e., keep your arms at your sides. Each team member kicks a 50. Be careful not to hit your head on the turn!
SCULL & BONES: 200
4 X 50
#1: Feet-first scull on your back, while pushing a pumpkin (or water-polo ball) with your feet.
#2: Kick on your back, using "clackers" or something to make noise. (Paddles are very effective.)
#3: Scull of your choice
#4: Swim of your choice
CORPSE-PUSHING PARTNER: 50
FInd a willing partner. One partner swims backstroke. The other partner is on his/her back with his feet on the head of the swimmer, and with his arms folded over his chest. Swim a 25 backstroke, then switch positions and swim another 25. Check it out here.
VISIT TO THE UNDERWORLD: 200
8 X 25 on :40
Odds: Double underwater pullout into 2 strokes breaststroke, then finish the length with freestyle
Evens: Get to the middle of the pool any way you want…but under water. When you come up to the surface, swim freestyle to the wall.