Swimming: Training Program

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Meyer & Meyer Verlag, 2004 - Sports & Recreation - 255 pages
Annotation "Swimming--Training Program" sets out the 300 swimming schedules and 115 weight schedules making up a single six-month training cycle. While David Wright's and Garth Gilmour's "Swim to the Top" provided the training theory, this book sets the theory into practice. Each week's program, which in most cases involves thirteen swim practices and five weight sessions, also includes a description of how the week's program is compatible with and contributes to Lydiard's training objectives. Chapters include the Aerobic Build-Up period, the Transition period, then the Anaerobic Conditioning period and finally, the most important of all, Trials and Coordination race preparation period. "Swimming--Training Program" is for the competitive swimmer, but also less experienced swimmers not yet able to handle the full Lydiard program will find tips on how To modify the programs to bring them down to a volume that they can manage.
 

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Contents

Prelude
7
The Transition Schedules
121
Week Fifteen Schedules
166
Notes to Week Fifteen Schedules
173
Week Seventeen Schedules
188
Week Eighteen Schedules
196
Week Nineteen Schedules
204
Week Twenty Schedules
211
Week Twentyone Schedules
218
Notes to Week Twentytwo Schedules
227
Notes to Week Twentythree Schedules
233
Notes to Week Twentyfour Schedules
240
Notes to Week Twentyfive Schedules
246
Photo Illustration Credits
255
Copyright

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About the author (2004)

David Wright is a New Zealander who is currently coaching in the US Virgin Islands. Prior to this and using Lydiard training principles he coached swimmers to win 22 New Zealand open Championships and break 45 open and age group records. His swimmers have successfully represented New Zealand at Olympic Games, Commonwealth Games and Pan Pacific Games.

Jane Copland is a New Zealander currently on a swimming scholarship and majoring in English at Washington State University in the United States. She is a New Zealand breaststroke champion and open record holder and has represented New Zealand at the Pan Pacific and Oceania Games.

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