We have the pool for 3 hours this week so will be splitting the session into two 1.5 hour sessions starting at 7am and 8:30am.  For those Lane 1 swimmers racing at the National Masters in Sheffield please come along to the 7am session as this will be a race pace session.  For all other lanes, and lane 1 at 8:30am, it will be a longer version of our regular Saturday morning session.

For most of you doing the regular session I would really like you to think about your underwater stroke this week ands making it really effective.  The 3 sets after the warm-up to do this are as follows:

  1. A pull set with paddles where I would like you to think about being very patient at the catch and focusing on the push and back-end of your underwater stroke.  Paddles are a great to give your a bit more time and feel to do this.
  2. A technique set where I’d like you to focus on getting into that nice high EVF position even as you rotate your body.  We will be doing some Unco drill to help you do this.
  3. A second main set of aerobic 100s where I would like you to focus on EVF and the push at the back-end of your stroke on alternate lengths.  The turnarounds will get short at times so don’t stress about the turnaround and focus on being as relaxed as possible by working on your technique so you won’t need much rest after each.

At the end of the session will be a few different stroke for fun after all the concentration on improving your underwater pull during the session.

See you Saturday!

Rob