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1/20/13 3:15 P

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Along the line of spits, one thing that you may hear a lot is "negative split." This means that the second half of your total swim is quicker than your first.

For example - we have 200yrd sets with "negative splits." By that, they mean do the first 100 yards at one pace, then up the pace for the second 100 yards. Or at least, push harder lol. Sometimes, after a long distance, you may be pushing harder but not going faster lol.

Another idea is negative split 25's, but in a bit of a different way. Do a length full out, then do a resting length back. Do another one hard out, do another easy one back. Etc. That's often called HIIT (high intensity interval training) and Carol (calgalfox) knows a LOT about those. :D

Sorry to have missed your question before Goriana! I didn't see someone had commented. Feel free to post questions in a separate thread if you want - it may help it get "seen."

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9/29/12 12:32 P

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A "Split" or "split time" is how long it takes to swim a certain distance. For example: you are swimming 100 yards, your splits may be every 25 yards or every 50 yards. If they are every 25 yards you will have "splits" at 25 yds, 50 yds, and 75 yds. If you want 50 yard splits, they will be a 50 yards (aka first split) and 100 yards (last split).

I hope this helps.

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4/13/12 7:30 A

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Rest 10 seconds means stop swimming, wait 10 seconds, start swimming again.

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What does "0:10" below mean:

1 x 25yd Freestyle Catch Up, rest 0:10 / 25yd

I understand what 'catch up' is, but what does that time mean, rest 10 seconds?

And as long as I'm asking about time what does 'split time' mean? I've heard that here or there and I don't know the reference.


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8/28/11 1:36 A

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Thanks for the info!



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SYNCHROSWIMR - Can you break that workout down a little more... Here's what I am currently doing:

1) Totally space out at the thought of counting laps. Might be able to count 1.. or 2... emoticon

2) The pool I am swimming in is 25 yards.

3) love breast stroke... can swim that forever... usually do 5 - 7 mins.

4) getting better at freestyle. Can swim 1 lap in the above mentioned pool in about 1 mins. Give or take a second, depending on how much I push myself.

5) Love the new flippers I got. Will put em on and go for 5 - 7 mins or so with breaks.. will use kick board, no kick board with arms extended and head out of water... or freestyle it!

6) I wear a heart rate monitor while I swim.

7) Swim 3 times a week, usually for an hour.

I want to really know what I am doing, as it seems my running and jumping days may be over for good!

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7/11/11 9:51 A

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I'm new to most on the lingo as well. I swim pretty well and have the strokes down, just don't know how to put it all together into a workout. I'm glad I found this team, I will be reading the posts and figuring things out as I go.

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5/25/11 4:41 P

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Looking forward to being there with you along the way!!

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5/25/11 4:01 P

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Yes! Thank you. I can't wait until I can swim the length of the pool so I can think about joining a masters program. For now, I have to settle for 'advanced beginner' status.

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5/24/11 1:53 P

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Don't worry, Goriana. Ask as many questions as you need to be clear! I apologize if I am not explaining clearly.

You are correct -- usually, a workout will be given, for example, 2x100 with 10 seconds rest or on an interval, for example, 2:00 (2 minutes). If a rest, that is just as it sounds -- do 100, then rest 10 seconds, then do another 100. For the intervals, you start the 100 and look at the clock (usually there is a timing clock on the side of the pool) to mark the time. Finish the 100, then start your second 100 2 minutes after you started the first, so if you swam the first 100 in 1:45, you would have 15 seconds rest, but if it took you 1:55 to swim the first, you would only have 5 seconds rest.

Does that make sense?

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5/24/11 1:35 P

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I'm just learning to swim, and I haven't even gotten to 'master class status', so forgive me if I'm asking something obvious: It sounds like each 100 is marked somehow; Does that mean you rest between each 100 or ?

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Well, for a workout, 2x100 and 200 yards are different -- I can swim faster for 100 yards than 200, so they are used to work on speed and endurance in different ways.

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5/17/11 8:55 P

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Regarding:
Workout Shorthand:

2x100 Free -- swim 100 yards freestyle, twice through

Why isn't this just '200 Free'?

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5/20/10 1:36 P

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Glad you guys find it useful! If you come across more acronyms that you don't get, ask away!



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Thank you so much for this post. Now things make more sense.

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Can you sticky this thread so its always available?

Edit - Duh!! didnt think to check before I posted. Its already a sticky topic.

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oh, i'm so hanging onto this post--thanks, i really needed this info. wish i had it with me earlier today (at least there's later! yay!)

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Thank you for sharing this information, it is most informative.

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I wished I had seen such a post two years ago when I started the Master's Swim. I'd see these things written on the workout board and was totally lost. So I'm sure some newbie swimmers will really appreciate this!

Below Pace: This means FASTER than your regular swim pace! (some of us used to think this meant slower than your regular pace. No such luck! LOL)





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Workout Shorthand:

2x100 Free -- swim 100 yards freestyle, twice through

2x200 IM -- swim 200 yard IM twice through, each IM is 50 yards of Fly, Back, Breast and Free (in that order)

Sometimes things are grouped, so you might do:
2x 50 kick, 50 pull -- do 50 yards/meters kicking, then 50 yards/meters pulling, twice through

SKPS -- Swim/Kick/Pull/Swim
SKIPS -- Swim/Kick/IM/Pull/Swim

Anything I've missed, please either let me know or add a reply!

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Some swimming lingo and shorthand, because it can be confusing!! If I've missed anything or you still have a question, please ask!

The basic strokes:
Free (front crawl)
Back (back stroke/back crawl)
Breast (breaststroke)
Fly (butterfly)
IM (Individual Medley) -- 1/4 of the distance in this order: Fly, Back, Breast, Free. A 100 IM has 25 yards of each stroke in the given order

Pool Basics:
Most pools are 25 yds/25 meters in length. A long-course pool is 50 meters in length

* Swim -- means to swim the full stroke
* Drill -- drills are used to focus attention on a specific technique or portion of the stroke, for example, "finger-tip drag free," where you don't lift your whole hand out of the water during freestyle, but drag your fingertips through the water, focuses on keeping your elbows high.
* Kick -- using a kickboard or with your arms extended over your head, propel yourself down the pool using only your legs
* Pull -- usually using a pull buoy (but not necessarily), propel yourself down the pool using only your arms

* AOB/All Out/Sprint -- as fast as you can
* Long/DPS -- Distance per stroke -- focus on getting as far as you can on each stroke (take as few strokes as you can)
* Easy -- take a rest, go slowly

* Build -- increase speed throughout the swim
* Descend -- increase speed throughout the set (ex. 200 descending by 50s -- the first 50 yards is the slowest, the last 50 is the fastest)
* Negative Split -- second half is faster than the first half

* Choice -- choose your stroke
* Stroke -- any stroke except freestyle
(these are the usual definitions of the terms, but each coach is different, so you may want to ask)

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