12.22.2011

1000 yard Medley Relay Set

Ryan Woodruff
Head Coach
Parkland Aquatic Club
ryan.d.woodruff@gmail.com

This set works well with up to six swimmers (two relay teams) in a lane. Divide your group into groups of two or three- try to make even teams to give everyone a good race. Have them race a 1000 (or whatever distance you choose) medley relay. If your teams have three people each, swimmers swim the strokes in regular medley relay order. If you have only two swimmers, leave out one of the strokes. This ensures that swimmers don't swim the same strokes repeatedly. Swimmers complete a single 50 at a time...swimmer 1 does a 50 back, swimmer 2 does a 50 breast, etc. Use the starting blocks for some extra work climbing out of the pool every time, or just stay in the water and go from a push.

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