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We have focused a lot on the catch over the last few weeks and I have seen some good improvements from many of you, especially in increased patience with the catch and avoiding wasted effort pushing down on the water.  I now want to focus on the transition to the power phase using rotation from your core – building on your patient catch.  The following video from Chloe Sutton is a good summary of what to think about and some drills we will be doing this week.

I’d like you to particularly focus on timing.  We will be doing the hip connector drill to help you focus on this.  We will also be doing quite a lot of work on the legs so really think about timing your kick to help with the rotation.  After the drills we will do an aerobic pyramid with some sprints to finish.

See you Saturday!

Rob

This week the main set will be a set of progressive 150s where I will be looking for you to go 3-5 seconds faster per swim depending on which lane you are swimming in.  Needless to say, you will need to know your times for each swim to know whether or not you are successful at this.  It is easiest to do this if you go on accurate 5s intervals.  If there are 6 or fewer in your lane then this should be possible without the lead swimmer lapping the last few swimmers so please do this if you can.  If leaving 5s intervals is not possible, then you will just have a little more complicated arithmetic to do after each swim to calculate your time.

See you Saturday!

Rob

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