By popular request, we’ve put together a glossary of commonly used swimming terms. While this is by no means a complete list of swimming-related terminology, it’s a good place to start if you’re trying to understand some of the language used in our drills, practices, and articles.
Here’s a fun set that challenges and builds team spirit.
This one’s for Reemi, who asked us to create a butterfly set for her birthday swim.
When teaching swimmers how to figure out their rate for freestyle, sometimes you have to put them into a state of discomfort. Some rates are good for some, some are good for others. Treating the entire group the same means there will always be someone who is unhappy. Oh well. ðŸ˜‰
Working with younger swimmers, thinking about technique, and forcing some speed.
Playing with stroke rate, length, and speed is constant game for swimmers of every level. Learning how to make this a habit is much tougher.
Taking a standard set of broken 100s today, and changing things around by making them 50% kick and 50% swim.
This is a set that will challenge all swimmers on all levels. Don’t be wimpy on the first 50, or it will be too easy.
Here’s a set that will challenge your breaststrokers to learn their stroke.
We don’t typically have much opportunity to swim long swims at the lunchtime practice. Many people show, and it’s a short course practice, so long swims would create too much chaos.