Swimming

How To Train For Long Course Meters Without Long Course Meters

How To Train For Long Course Meters Without Long Course Meters

By Jason Tillotson, Swimming World College Intern.

Within the swimming community it is often argued that competing at an elite level in long course meters, or Olympic-sized pools, requires a substantial amount of long course meters training. While some of these arguments are valid, one could argue that training for long course meters does not necessitate training in a 50-meter pool. Throughout this article I will share some thoughts, philosophies, and workouts that help prepare athletes to be able to compete at a high level in a 50-meter pool, with limited or no access to such facilities.

The general evidence for elite level long course swimming without a long course pool for training is prominent, especially in the U.S. where many YMCA, city-owned, and public school pools are short course yards, yet the U.S. still plays host to the fastest swimmers on the planet in long course meters. Perhaps the best example is age group standout, Michael Andrew, who trains in a two-lane 25-meter pool in his backyard, with little emphasis on longer aerobic work, yet is still able to hold 11 National Age-Group Records in long course meters.

Reece Whitley, another age group up-and-comer trains in a 25-yard facility, yet he advanced to semifinals at the most recent Olympic Trials. Ian Crocker, before he started his star-studded career at The University of Texas, trained in a tiny 25-yard pool and is a former world-record holder in the LC 100m butterfly. Missy Franklin, in the early portion of her career, swam in a small, crowded 25-yard pool as well and went on to become the world-record holder in the LC 200m backstroke.

View full post on swimmingworldmagazine

Contact Swim.ae for swimming lessons in Dubai.

______________________________________________________________

Whatsapp number: +971 56 583 0067 (when sending whatsapp message pls mention code Swim12213)

Contact us : Fill in the form and we will get back to you asap.

Contact Trainer

Your Name (Required)

Your Email (Required)

Your Phone No.

Your Question

[recaptcha recaptcha-721]

______________________________________________________________

Swim.ae does all the relevant checks for you. All swimming instructors from swim.ae have the right visa and are fully qualified to train you.

Get in touch with us today, Private Swimming lessons are available in all parts of UAE.

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published.

You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

Powered by: Wordpress