Reply To: Location and USRPT Status
Bill from Bloomington, IL,
We went all in last high school season with our team. We are only a 2nd year program with only one boy who swims USA meets. The boys had a lot of questions, but I explained the science behind everything and we were set. We did break all of our school records from the year before, but that would have probably happened anyway. It was more work from a coaching viewpoint, but I don’t really consider it work. By all in, I do mean all in (no kick sets, no pulling, no paddles, no fins, no dryland) Just race pace sets and recovery kicking. We had 16 boys and usually had only 4 lanes to use. A usual practice consisted of two sets of race pace training until the 3 failure and two sets of skill work (turns or Double Leg kicking). We were usually done in 1.5 to 2 hours. For our recovery sets we just had the boys do social kicking with or without a board. I’ve been studying USRPT since mid-July and have read everything I can get my hands on.
Thanks for putting together this site.