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Workout Wednesday for August 22nd, 2012

From Coach Dale Porter

This is a practice we will swim tomorrow: Week 1, age 11-14, BB to AAAA swimmers, 30+ kids in the pool with 2 coaches.

The season plan has us focused on Body Position this week. The portion of the skeleton we are swimming is highlighted in yellow. We've trained two days with 3k of body position and drills. I wanted to toss a bit of easy base at them. Yes, a bit boring, but it's week 1.

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Planning of Dryland Training for 12 & Under Age Group Swimmers

By Len Sterlin, BA ASCA Level 4 coach

ASCA Newsletter Volume #2001-8

Analysis of age group swimming- related publications and my own coaching experience shows that land-based training of young swimmers is not considered as important as at the later stages of their development.

However, according to recommendations of sport scientists and coaches of the most successful swimming centers of Russia (and former USSR) and Eastern Europe extensive dryland training should be introduced at the earliest stages of a competitive swimmer's development. They believe that strength training in the beginning of a swimming career is crucially important as it encourages mastering of swimming technique.

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