Reply To: Stroke Effiiency & USRPT
I have a coach friend that makes his swimmers fail based on time and stroke count just as you defined above. I think it’s an idea for you to try out. Remember the priorities of USRPT are:
2. Mental Preparation
3. Race Pace
I think coaches tend to focus on pace over technique and mental preparation. Use video from your phone to show your son his technique is failing and have him focus on that as the improvement focus. He will most likely begin to fail when his stroke shortens. When he fails, use the opportunity to show him the technique failure.