Coach Pete

Expert advice for Swimmers, Triathletes, and Coaches

USA Trials …..

Now that the trials are over and the Olympic Team has been selected…What next? Well it’s back to work tuning up for the 2008 Olympics. When Bob Bowmann (Michael Phelps Coach) was asked what will Michael work on? He replied “We will do more work on his starts, turns and finishes”….With only weeks away from your Junior Olympics are you tuning up? Are you working on your starts, turns and finishes? ….Coaches from all over the country all talk about the importance of these three components of your race, over and over again. And how do you respond? Do you work on every turn during your workout, or do you not care too much? I have said it many times,”What you do in practice, you do in a meet” So why not practice correctly…Does that make sense to you? It does to me and it certainly makes sense to Michael Phelps. Did you see how disappointed he was with his 100 fly? Why, because he thought he could have had better turns and he did not like his finish . Did you hear Dara Torres say that, what she worked on between semifinals and finals was her start! If these great swimmers can turn up their starts ,turns and finishes, then why can’t you?….Guys,Gals it’s time to tune it up!!!!!!!!

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July 7, 2008 - Posted by | Uncategorized

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