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Mental Physical Technical Swimming

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: Details Make All The Difference

Details Make All The Difference

20 Mar

Swimmers perform various types of training sets in practice. Examples include: 20 x 50, 10 x 100, and 5 x 200. In the process, certain physical adaptations occur on an aerobic and anaerobic level. Adaptations also occur on a technical level. Unless swimmers focus on the way they perform their strokes and turns, the technical adaptations that develop may be counterproductive and undermine any physical gains achieved. I realize this is a tall order, but what other choice is there? Can strokes and turns be allowed to slide in the name of training? Absolutely not! Swimmers are creatures of habit and any technical flaws ingrained in practice will ultimately be reflected in competition.

“We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”    – Aristotle


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