Your Potential At Other Distances

Your Potential At Other Distances

This post is related to my 100 yard Sprint Improvement Project I discussed in the previous post. It is not common for swimmers – elite or regular citizen athletes – to train on both ends of the event spectrum – short sprints (like 50, 100) to long...
Shallow Pool Effect

Shallow Pool Effect

Back in the 18th century Benjamin Franklin documented his observation that vessels in shallow water move slower than vessels in deep water (with all other things equal between the vessels). Why? As the vessel moves forward it is pushing against the water in all...
Converting A Masters Workout

Converting A Masters Workout

One thing TI Coaches are often asked by swimmers who have migrated to Total Immersion training from traditional masters swim programs is “how can I still do these workouts we’re given, but do them in a Total Immersion way?” The short answer is this:...
Metrics 103: Pace Construction

Metrics 103: Pace Construction

Can we assume that two swimmers who achieve the same Pace are equal in efficiency as well (in both terms of physics and of physiology)? No. Because the same Pace can be constructed by different combinations of SPL x Tempo, and each of those different combinations...

Metrics 101: SPL Development Process

First reference these previous two posts: Metrics 101: Stroke Length Metrics 101: Aim For Stroke Length Ease Let me explain a bit about the SPL (or Stroke Length) Development Process:   Step 1. Reach SPL range. In the first stage you are developing the ability to...