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Swimming Set of the Week – October 18, 2013

This week’s set integrates technique focus on butterfly and breaststroke with actual swimming.

WARMUP:  400 on your own

WARMUP SET:  150
3 X 50 choice; start each 50 with 5 arm cycles of vertical butterfly.  Come back to the wall to push off and start each 50.

BUTTERFLY SET:  400
4 X 50 of 3 Left/3 Right Butterfly (fins optional).
Focus:  Extend forward with the hands and press in on the chest to get the hips UP above the surface of the water on each artmstroke.
Hint:  You may need to slow things down to achieve this exaggerated hip action.

1 X 200 alternating 25 Freestyle and 25 3L/3R Butterfly with focus on the hips

BREASTSTROKE SET:  400
4 X 50 breaststroke
Focus:  Get into breaststroke streamline with head between shoulders and head slightly under water.  Ride the glide until the hips and heels come to the surface.
Hint:  You may need to slw things down to achieve this exaggerated hip action.

1 X 200 alternating 25 Freestyle and 25 Breaststroke with focus on keeping the hips high in the water

FREESTYLE SET:  400
8 X 50 Freestyle; no breathing from the flags to the finish; descend 1-4 and 5-8
Focus:  Be aware of where your hips are riding.  Keep them high in the water.

IM SET:  400
4 X 100 IM (fins optional)
On the Fly and Breast, slow things down and get the hips to the surface.  It’s OK to do 3L/3R Butterfly.  And…no breathing from the flags to the finish on Freestyle.

WARMDOWN:  200