Swimming 101

Information for those new to swimming:  http://www.usaswimming.org/DesktopDefault.aspx?TabId=1696&Alias=Rainbow&Lang=en

Training 

Tsunami coaches use a combination of Critical Swim Speed (CSS) training and Ultra Short Race Pace Training (USRPT) to develope a workout plan that trains both the aerobic and anaerobic systems. CSS is used to increase swimmers' threshold speed -- a speed that can be maintained over longer distances. USRPT is used to train swimmers physically and psychologically for specific races. We believe that using these training techniques will help our swimmers become well-rounded in the sport. We use these training techniques in 3-8 week phases throughout the season. Below are some helpful links that explain CSS and USRPT:

CSS

USRPT example set

Parents: Nutrition

During practice, we can work on technninque and training with our swimmers. However, one very important side to training young athletes is nutrition. Growing swimmers need a LOT of fuel. Luckily, USA Swimming provides helpful information on thie subject: 

USADA True Sport Nutrition Guide

7 Signs Your Young Swimmer Isn't Eating Enough

Race Day Nutrition

tips for fueling teenage swimmer