Video Interview: Bruce Gemmell Believes In Pace Work, Not Long Swims, For Ledecky

Photo by Joao Marc Bosch

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IRVINE, California, August 7. BRUCE Gemmell visited the mixed zone at the USA Swimming nationals after watching Katie Ledecky win the 200 freestyle, and in this video interview he talks about training his star swimmer for a wide range of freestyle distances.

The key, he said, is pace work instead of longer swims. Repeats consisting of 50 or 100 meters are the key, Gemmell said, and the two continue to stick with what has worked for them.

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Author: Jeff Commings

Jeff Commings is the host of several shows on SwimmingWorld.TV, including "The Morning Swim Show," which features interviews with people making headlines in aquatic sports. He graduated from the University of Texas at Austin with a degree in journalism and was a nine-time NCAA All-American.

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