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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Building Training Volume, Speed The Right Way

Courtesy of WOWSA, Huntington Beach, California.

University of Tennessee coach Tyler Fenwick who has coached Olympic swimmers discussed training for open water swimming during the fourth session of the 2016 Global Swimming Summit.

Over 48 minutes of discussion, Fenwick started off and described how Tennessee is an open water swimming hub.

Because Fenwick focuses on national-level and world-class open water swimmers, especially how he trained 2012 Olympic marathon swimmer Alex Meyer and how he prepares his elite swimmers to compete at any level. "His workouts would go a bit longer, but he had the same blend of three essential elements: technique and skill, aerobic conditioning, and power.

But this is true for any swimmer from a young 6-year-old to an older 50-year-old masters swimmer. Improving your technique and the way you shape your body, taking less energy, will make you more efficient and shaping your aquatic line. Skill work is essential. This enables you to change gears and change speeds, too. This is the essential building block that launches everything else

We slow things down [in the pool] and teach the aquatic line or the shape your body makes in the water from head to toe and getting a flat back and working on the timing of our breath. We have cameras and TVs all around the world to record and study technique."

"If you have questions about open water swimming, the summit is completely online so you can watch anywhere with an Internet connection," says Chris Ritter. "Register by entering your email at Global Swimming Summit and you’ll be alerted to all of the Global Swimming Summit presentations."

For more information or to register, visit Global Swimming Summit.

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