Reply To: Suggestions?
Welcome to the world of human performance! You are not the sprint coach based on your post. You are more mid-dist. I write workouts for our sprinters and not one of them swims the 500 and on very few occasions the 200s of stroke or IM. You are mid-dist.
You have to find a way to “hide” be it technical work for the last 15-20 minutes of practice or space it out in 10-12 minute blocks i.e. push-offs to breakouts, turns, starts or underwater work anything that occupies time and doesn’t draw attention to the group and are skills they will need for their events. Hard to argue with!
You have to adjust/be creative in your thinking.
? All that is not shared... is lost.