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Sorry we must have been posting at the same time and I didn’t see our last one.

You are on the right track. If you feel 10 x 50 works then use it. Just make sure she is going faster each time.

Do you have her avg. speed for the 100s?

I never say they can’t because as soon as you do that they go out and make you look like a ding bat. But the reality of the situation is that if the athlete was been off BT by more than 5%, it does make things rough.

If she could get in the 5:30 anything or even swim a season best. I think you would positive ammo for the next meet and build on her confidence that she is headed in the right direction.

Best to you and your swimmer.


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