We all know the way to get faster in the water is to swim more.
There is no doubt that getting into the pool more frequently will increase your “feel” for the water, improve your endurance, and, if you do the correct ratio of drills to intensity, your speed.
With the limited hours you have to dedicate to improving swim speed each week, you might think every second should be devoted to building yardage in the pool. To those with this mindset, drills are a waste of time. Of course fitness is important, but good form is even more essential. Swimming may be the most technique-sensitive sport, and the water shows no mercy for those with bad technique.
Specifically, drill work will do the following for your stroke:
This Saturday, 13th December, is the date for the annual 5k run against Thames Turbo. The race starts at 9am.
The venue is Bushy Park, Teddington, the run starts from close to the Diana fountain, course details can be found below;
The competition is based upon the club scoring the lowest number of points and the total field size, so the more runners we have the greater the chance of winning. If you are injured, inebriated or infirm we want to see you there!
Here is something I read in a blog today that rings true from our Head Coach too...
So one thing that holds true no matter how experienced an athlete you are and how complicated a plan you are following…………. all of them will work pretty well if you actually get out of bed every morning and actually follow them!
CONSISTENCY IS KEY so get to work!!