How They Train: Taylor Abbott and Tate Jackson

How They Train: Taylor Abbott and Tate Jackson

PHOENIX-Swimming World Magazine takes a look at how they train Taylor Abbott and Tate Jackson at Nitro Swimming of Austin, Texas.
Taylor Abbott, a high school junior, trains eight to nine pool practices per week and swims open water on non-meet Sundays, complementing his schedule with two to three dryland sessions per week. His Coach Tim O’Brien says “Taylor is a traditional distance swimmer averaging 5 to 6K in the morning and 7,500-9,000 yards in the afternoon and he is an extremely hard worker”. In August at Lake Balaton, Hungary, Abbott won the world junior 5K open water title in 56:14:13.32. On top of his open water prowess, Abbott excels in the pool, having placed second at both the short course and long course juniors last year in the 1650 (15:01.46) and 1500 (15:29.88).
Tate Jackson will join his swimming brother at Notre Dame in the fall of 2015. A Natural sprinter, he moved to Nitro in 2011 and has achieved his Olympic Trials cut in the 50 meter free. Jackson splits his six swim sessions half-and-half between short and long course, and he does three to four dryland, plyometric, power and yoga sessions per week. “He trains like a traditional sprinter, going 4,000 to 5,500 yards (per session), which is heavy on technique and race pace training” says O’Brien. He performed well at last year’s junior national meets in the 50 and 100 free: SCY-20.09 (2nd), 43.96 (5th); LC_23.18 (6th) , 50.72 (9th).
Jackson, along with teammates, Abbott and Sean Grieshop, will go to a national junior team camp at the Olympic Training Center in April. (Story page 42, by Michael J. Stott)

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MARCH TABLE OF CONTENTS FOR NCAA SWIMMING CHAMPIONSHIPS:
ON THE COVER:
The March 2015 Issue of Swimming World Magazine previews the NCAA Swimming Championships. On the Cover: Stanford’s Simone Manuel has continued her reign as sprint queen throughout her first college season. Her teammates, coaches and the swimming world may not articulate what her performances forebode, but everyone anticipates greatness from the freshman at her first NCAAs to be held later this month in Greensboro, N.C. “My parents always say ‘DYB’ before my races,” says Simone. The acronym stands for DO YOUR BEST. She adds, “Weather my best is good or bad, it’s all anyone can ask for.”
There’s no denying that Stanford’s Simone Manuel is an amazing athlete. Her accomplishments alone—including setting an American record last year in the 100 yard free three times—support that fact. But her coaches, teammates, family and friends also know that she is… so much More! (See story, page 14, and related story, page 18.)

FEATURES


011 The Perfect Practice Environment
by Michael J. Stott
Whether it’s at the age group, college or post-grad levels, training groups can be an important factor in an individual’s or team’s success.


014 So Much More!
by Annie Grevers
There’s no denying that Stanford’s Simone Manuel is an amazing athlete. Her accomplishments alone—including setting an American record last year in the 100 yard free three times—support that fact, But her coaches, teammates, family and friends also know that she is… so much more!


018 Two –Team Tussle
by Jeff Commings
Defending champion Georgia and the University of California should contend for this year’s women’s NCAA Division I team title, with Cal claiming the trophy it was expected to win last year.


021 Prepared to Repeat
by Jeff Commings
California and Texas appear ready to renew their rivalry from last year’s NCAA Division I Championships as the top two teams.


026 Top Team Remain In The Hunt
by Jason Marsteller
Last year’s champions and contenders at the NCAA Division II, NCAA Division III, NAIA and NJCAA Swimming and Diving Championships are also among this year’s favorites.

COACHING

007 Technique: Backstroke Breakout

008 Lessons With the Legends: Richard Quick

040 Q & A With Coach Mike Koleber
by Michael J. Stott

042 How They Train Taylor Abbott and Tate Jackson
by Michael J. Stott

TRAINING

013 Dryside Training: On-Land Swim Stroke Movements–Freestyle
by J.R. Rosania

JUNIOR SWIMMER

028 Goldminds: Swimming 101—Back to the Basics
by Wayne Goldsmith
Here are the seven basic swimming skills that are at the core of all great swimming performances. The accompanying Do’s and Don’t’s will guide you to faster swimming.

044 Up & Comers

COLUMNS

006 A Voice For The Sport

030 2015 Swim Camp Directory

045 Gutter Talk

046 Parting Shot

1 comment

  1. Donald P. Spellman

    Good to see Tate swimming so well the last 3 years! Keep it up!