Reply To: establishing pace times
There are a few variables in there but one thing for sure, do not use goal times as pace times. A couple important variables is whether they are coming off of layoff or have they been swimming? Next is…..are they starting usrpt for the first time?
As per doc, swimmers who are not in their swim shape or are just starting this type of a program will take their established time and even ad time for their pace time until they begin to adapt. So a swimmer who swims a 1:00 100free may need to hold 16’s (instead of 15’s) until they adapt.
hope that helps some