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I would do the majority of the 100 work in 25s.

It seems to me that the key measurement is not the distance of the repetition but the time it takes to complete the repetition. With 100 freestyle intensity, the athlete will build up more lactic acid if the repetition time is longer. It is preferable to get the lactic acid in consistent small doses over time rather than large doses at once.

It would be conceivable to me to use shorter than 25m distances for younger slower swimmers, and longer than 25m distances for older faster swimmers.

For example, perhaps a world-class 100m freestyler could build up to doing 33m repeats, and a 10yr old could build up to doing 15m butterfly repeats.

  • This reply was modified 10 years, 1 month ago by Denaj.

I'm proud of what we've done, but I know 5, 10, 20 years from now I'll wonder what we'd done had we done it 'right'