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How many swimmer do you have in 1 lane. Do they all have same target time. If not, doesn’t it get messy in the lane after a few 25’s?
When is training high-yardage? The science of winning also does start with a high volume of aerobic swimming. Towards the peak this is reduced in favor of anaerobic work. Even rushall says in bulletin 47 that usrpt is not low volume but is training race specific with the usrp method. So how much meters/yards is high volume and how little isn’t?
There is no conflict as far As I can judge. Or you have 2 failures in a row or 3 misses before the end of the set. So let’s say the set is 30×25. As example: Swimmer misses rep 8, rests rep 9 then again misses rep 15 rests rep 16 then he misses rep 24 and leaves the set for recovery as this is his 3rd failure in this set. On the other hand there is the 2 in a row failure rule. Swimmer misses rep 15 and rests rep 16 and then he misses rep 17. This is 2 failures in a row. Swimmer is no longer able after rest to swim the target race pace so has to leave the set and start recovery.
Hope this helps.
I also reached the point where I have to make the decision wether to change the target time or reduce the rest. But as I have between 8 and 10 swimmers in a lane, it is not that easy to change the rest for some of the swimmers who fail at 7-8 repps while others complete 30 repetitions without any failure. Reducing the target time will give some swimmers to much rest compared to others.
Train above and below is also new to me. I can’t find this anywhere in the bulletins. The advantage of usrpt is your swimmer knows how to pace his race so why train at another race pace than the one you want to compete?
Here you can find more on how to implement the usrpt.
I record target time and rest interval. Also first,second and third failure. I do put these records on a graph so the kids can see their evolution. Also helpfull to decide when to change rest and or target time.
My name is Kris and I am a coach at a local swimming team in Belgium. We are looking for a new direction for our team and the USRPT looks promissing. I do hope to share some experiences with all of you.