Swimming Technique January 2020: Ready to Race – Available Now!

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In this issue of Swimming Technique, Michael J. Stott gives you in-depth strategies for multiple events, relay strategies, and the art of warm-ups. Read about distance training and finding a balance between endurance, speed work, and training; Hear from an array of coaches about their training philosophies for the 200 free; University of Georgia head coach Harvey Humphries provides a training guide for coaches nursing athletes back from health and injury issues; Get motivated by “Pushing the Limits!”- tired faces and elevated heart rates means your working hard on faster times and higher places at season-end; Successful swimming coaches and athletes cover the basics of the 100 and 200 breaststroke; and Rachel Bootsma, Nick Thoman, and Aaron Peirsol share their thoughts on how to swim the 100 and 200 backstroke.


Swimming Technique January 2020 Cover - Ready To Race[ON THE COVER: Ryan Lochte with the X1-PRO By GMX7]

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Swimming Technique Feature Stories

8 | THE SWEET SPOT IN DISTANCE TRAINING: WHERE VOLUME MEETS INTENSITY
by Michael J. Stott
Distance training has changed considerably over the years. The key is finding the balance among endurance, speed work and training at critical practice speeds.

12 | HOW TO SWIM THE 200 FREE
by Michael J. Stott
Coaches of high school, college, YMCA and USA Swimming club teams share their training philosophies for an event that requires a real combination of speed, endurance and technique.

16 | RELAY STRATEGIES: GETTING IT DONE
by Michael J. Stott
There’s so much more to winning a relay than just swimming fast. Decisions made before the race play an important role in giving a team the opportunity to perform their best.

24 | TEACHABLE MOMENTS IN SWIM TRAINING
by Michael J. Stott
University of Georgia Swimming and Diving Senior Associate Head Coach Harvey Humphries provides a great training guide for coaches who are or may someday be nursing athletes back from health and injury issues.

32 | PUSHING THE LIMITS!
by Michael J. Stott
Tired faces and elevated heart rates on winded athletes are clear indications of men and women at work. And for swimmers looking for faster times and higher places at season-ending meets, that’s a good thing.

34 | BREASTSTROKE BASICS: RHYTHM AND CRUISE
by Michael J. Stott
Successful swimming coaches and athletes share their thoughts on how to swim the 100 and 200 breaststroke.

36 | BACKSTROKE BASICS: HOW TO SWIM THE 100 AND 200 BACKSTROKE
by Michael J. Stott
Three well-known backstrokers from the United States—Rachel Bootsma, Nick Thoman and Aaron Peirsol—share their thoughts on how to swim the 100 and 200 back.

38 | ART OF THE WARM-UP
by Michael J. Stott
Whether it is summer league, age group, club, high school or college swimming, proper warm-up is absolutely imperative for successful meet performance.

40 | PARTING SHOT

 

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