Learn to Swim with Excel Aquatics!

Tri Swim Practice 10/17-Let’s pull

Happy 10/17! Today’s primary set is going to revolve around some Freestyle pulling and a lot of speed variant swimming…. WU-300 Fr 8×25 Fr on rest :20 alt 25 drill/25 Fr 50 Fr EZ 6×25 Fr on rest :20 alt 25 kick/25 Fr 50 Fr EZ 4×25 Fr descend 1-4 50 Fr EZ   Primary…
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Tri Swim Practice 10/10

Another Wednesday, another swim practice! Enjoy this 80+ degree October day the right way…..with swimming. WU-300 Fr/200 Pull/ 100 Kick 4×75 Fr as 25 kick/50 Fr on rest :20 **Be sure to control your legs throughout each 75 Primary 200 Fr on rest :25-last 50 FAST 150 Fr on rest :20-last 50 FAST 100 Fr…
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Lots of numbers (swim practice)!

Lots of numbers and intervals in today’s practice…..for the primary, be sure to go long and smooth on the pulls, and push the 25s. The incremental rest on the 25s should allow for a greater effort as the rounds continue. WU-400 Fr 4×125 Fr as 50 choice drill + 75 Fr build on rest :20…
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Tri Swim Practice 9/26

WU-4×100 alt Fr and pull on rest :30 2x {2×25 kick on rest :20 {2×25 choice drill on rest :20 {3×75 Fr descend 1-3 on rest :20 Primary (2 rounds) 100 Fr negative split on rest :15 4×25 Fr alternate 12.5 blast and long & controlled on rest :15 2×75 Fr on rest :15-strong 6…
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Triathlete Swim Practice 9/19

Today’s Triathlete swim practice blends some kicking, pulling, swimming, and drilling with some descend work. WU-400 as 200 Fr/100 Pull/100 Fr 4 rounds of 4x25s on rest :20 as 1-12.5 Fast/12.5 EZ 2-12.5 EZ/12.5 Fast 3-EZ 4-FAST Primary 3×50 Fr descend 1-3 on rest :20 3×50 Pull descend 1-3 on rest :20 3×50 Kick/swim by…
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Tri Swim Practice 9/12

Today’s tri swim practice includes alternating intensity levels while focusing on developing some “easy” speed in the primary set! WU-200 Fr/200 Pull 2 rounds: {6×25 alternate kick/drill by 25 on rest :20 {3×50 Fr on rest :20-build each 50 to finish with a strong kick   Primary (2 rounds) 300 Fr as 100 EZ (warmup…
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Negative splits and descends

Today’s triathlon swim practice calls for negative splitting and descend swims- WU-200 Fr-100Kick/swim by 25-100 Fr Primary-for this set, be sure to track your descended 50s, and try to replicate your fastest descended pace time for each round 400 Fr negative split as 200/5 seconds rest/200 on rest :30 **For the negative split, make sure…
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Tri swim practice 8/29

In today’s Tri swim practice, we will be working on controlled pacing in three separate ‘blocks’. The first two blocks will have a short pace segment (50s) sandwiching a slightly longer controlled swim, while the third block will be a basic descend to finish off the practice. In between the blocks are active recoveries. WU-300…
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Make swimming FUN for age groupers

As many are aware, one of the major challenges of age group swimming is keeping the swimmers engaged, and enjoying the sport. Although practices can be challenging, that does not mean that they have to be BORING! Here at Excel Aquatics, we strive to structure our Pre-competitive swim program in Albany in a way that…
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August 2018 Monthly Bellyflop Newsletter

    August 2018 Fall Weekday Swim Lessons In September and October, Excel will be holding another session of weekday swim lessons at the following locations: Tuesdays at the Albany Ramada: 9/11, 9/18, 9/25, 10/2, 10/9, 10/16, 10/23 Wednesdays at the Albany Marriott: 9/12, 9/19, 9/26, 10/3, 10/10, 10/17, 10/24 Thursdays at the Albany Marriott: 9/13, 9/20,…
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