RP Sets for Flyers

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    I’ve read here and there how flyers need to stick to 25s for their RP sets. Flyers passing one and disrupting their stroke to avoid a collision makes basing a set on hitting race pace mostly pointless. Makes a lot of sense. For the 50/100 flyers I don’t find this to be an issue. For 200 flyers, however, I’m less at ease.

    My first thought is to simply grow the number of 25s (for both the sprinters and 200 swimmers) beyond the prescribed 30 reps for 100 support and when doing a 200 support set use 15 seconds rest to get an interval (versus the 20 that is recommended for 25s fly). Absent any other suggestions I’m willing to run with this and see how it plays out, but I wanted to hear from the group: What have you done and what have you seen work for 200 flyers in a USRPT context?



    Agree 100% with swimming 50s for the 200s stroke. We swim in 7 foot wide lanes and when going stroke RP sets the flyers will usually move in with either the backstrokers or breaststrokers, never two flyers in a lane. Yes, they sometimes will have stroke pauses and we call that an “avoidance make” out of 16 x 50 stroke RP set this may happen twice, if that, not enough to give up on swimming 50s fly.


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