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I had an IMer this year drop from a 1:58 to a 1:52.99. The bulk of his training was 25s and 50s.

He did 25s of all strokes and 50s of all strokes.

Two bread and butter sets were:

40x25s on :30. Rest when you feel your technique drop off. 10 of each stroke.

12x50s on 1:00. Hold your stroke. 3 of each stroke.

We neglected time in this instance, and focused more on holding technique. He had very significant gains. We may focus more on time next year, and I really like the idea of working more transition turns!

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'