It all comes down to the LAST 10 METERS

March 2005
Swimming World;Mar2005, Vol. 46 Issue 3, p32
This article focuses on training for swimming. Establishing an aerobic base is extremely important for all swimmers, requiring years of training. Training to become a championship swimmer is similar to building a house, says Coach Dennis Pursley, former U.S. National Team Director. Some swim programs build and rebuild their "house" on a seasonal basis by beginning each season with long aerobic sessions, race-pace and lactate tolerance sets in the middle of the season, followed by a taper and rest during the championship phase of the season. Dennis Pursley, a coach, believes the benefits of building a solid aerobic foundation are many.


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