Reply To: "recovery day"
We had a couple of practices when my kids seemed very tired and were not making very many reps. I ended up abandoning those and focusing on attacking the walls, turns, and underwaters. The next session was much better. This happened maybe 2-3 times in the four weeks leading up to our first LC meet last weekend. The three swimmers averaged a drop of just over 8% from last season’s times. I am not sure how that compares to the norm, but I think allowing them to swim slow those days would have had a negative effect. I took a very positive tone with them and stressed what great progress they made on their skills.