Reply To: New Bulletin #49

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–On the point behind resting 20 seconds, resting 1 repetition, or resting 2 repetitions–

It is my understanding that your most important priority is race-pace swimming.

So if you get nothing else, you must get your athletes swimming at race-pace.

Once they are swimming at race-pace, THEN you want to tinker with the rest interval. If they are kicking each other, or hitting each other’s wakes real bad, then they will not swim at race-pace, and you are veering away from the specificity principle and losing the neuro-physiological advantage of RPT.

I'm proud of what we've done, but I know 5, 10, 20 years from now I'll wonder what we'd done had we done it 'right'