Reply To: Are you strict Rushall or modified Rushall?
We do drylands but it is as much to make up for limited pool time and appease the parents than anything.
The biggest difference between what I do and what is recommended is how we handle failure in the sets.
I don’t have the room ( or probably the patience ) to have kids go to another lane and recover while everyone else finishes.
So what I do is keep them moving in as “relevant” way possible while still not practicing broken down swimming.
For example, tonight we were doing a set of 75’s at 500 pace. I have kids sit out a repeat after they miss 2 in a row not one ( Dr. Rushal actually though that was fine ) After they miss their second round of 2 they were to go to 50’s at 500 pace. This is, obviously, much easier. If they miss one of those then 25’s. If they miss one there, then they keep doing 25s but they just work on their breakout then swim easy.
That flow chart is used for all the distances.
I guess the big question would be, is this compromising the self regulating nature of USRPT which is so important. I don’t think it is, but I will have to keep an eye on the swimmers just to make sure.