Stanford women’s swimming announced today the hiring of former Olympic coach Christopher Morgan as its new assistant.
Swann Oberson won the first ever gold medal at Aquatics World Championships for Switzerland in the 5k Open Water swim. This came just the day after Swann qualified for the 2012 London Olympics with her 9th place in the 10k. Congratulations Swann!
4 time ski jumping Olympian Simon Ammann meets Swiss swimmer Martina van Berkel for a private swim lesson. Watch the video of the recent report on the Swiss sport show.
SF Sport visited Ian Thorpe working on his comeback at the Swiss Swimming Training Base in Tenero under the eyes of coach Gennadi Touretski. Watch the report on the SF video portal.
I recently got contacted by a friend who needed a plan to get back in the pool after some time off. So I came up with this 3 workouts plan where each workout has 3 options for the main set. This will allow to adapt your workout on how you feel and how you shape up on a daily basis. If you cycle through this once, it will add up to a 3 week plan (with 3 workouts a week). This should allow enough time to get back in swimming shape working on aerobic capacity, kicking and of course drills and technique. You can get the 3x3SwimPlan as a PDF file on ProSwimWorkouts.
Last week one of the local Masters swimmer had a friend visiting who’s into Triathlon. He started out last year and I gave him a couple private lessons back then. So when he came back last week, he asked me if I could come up with a “triathlon” specific workout for him. There’s probably no such thing as a triathlon specific swimming workout other than actually being out in the open water. But I think this quick workout covers most of the important parts you would like to work on. You can download the workout as a PDF file on ProSwimWorkouts.
Aussie super swimmer Ian Thorpe who recently announced his comeback to competitive swimming for the 2012 London Olympic Games will be training at the Swiss Swimming National Training Base in Tenero under coach Guennadi Touretski. Here’s the link to post on the Swiss Swimming website.
I’ve been coaching the Fighting Manatee Masters Team for two mornings last week. The group worked they’re way up to workouts over 3000m since last summer and have a strong group going every other morning. The first workout was aerobic and mostly freestyle oriented whereas the second workout had a strong IM warming up mixed with some hypoxic work for the main part. You can get the two workouts from ProSwimWorkouts using the following links: FMM110214– FMM110216