Resting & Tapering
23 ACTUAL Weeks Mapped
Out for YOU!
You'll have the model - build
it to your training schedule!
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usually a longer process and is a season end tool to fully rest
a swimmer for championships (last 7 weeks). Resting can be just
to give swimmers a chance to recover for an upcoming meet and can
be for one day or an extended period but always less than a full
Included with Faster
Swimming is the 23 week
Taper Plan on an Excel Spreadsheet so you can plan and track your
taper throughout the season! PC and Mac ready. Click image to
view a screen shot.
AVOID THE "TAPER BLUES"
This program maintains the swimmers'
Physical and Mental confidence.
As the body recovers, the taper program included
in Faster Swimming increases
strength, power and speed that
builds in each swimmer the confidence
needed for that Championship meet.
The daily yardage amount in the 23-Week
Taper Plan can be tailored to
your needs based on the time you want
to train. This program can be adapted
to swimming 2, 3 or up to 6 times a week, with any
yardage amount you desire to swim.
The beginning of this program assumes that
you are starting your season and eases
you into practices while developing
your aerobic base. The mid-season, weeks 8-16 are the core that
include the main work-load of
aerobic swimming while introducing speed. The
last seven weeks will develop
and fine tune your speed and power,
while maintaining your aerobic base.
The full program will enable you to
swim multiple championship meets several
weeks in a row while continuing to
improve your times.
If you only have one championship meet, learn how to adjust work-outs
to hit your peak.
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Comments From Readers
"I have purchased the e-book and the weekly
workouts and am very pleased. As I live too far from where my club is,
I train alone. The true blessing of these purchases are that I can just
sit back and follow the guideline / workouts that are given and not have
to sit for hours putting together a swim workout or try to determine which
weight / dryland program I should be following.
IT'S ALL THERE."
Dawn Thompson (Masters Swimmer)
"The taper program has been an effective
program for our team because it allows us to maintain our endurance levels
through out the taper over a 4 week period for the high school season.
With having done the right amount of training during the season, the swimmers
have the confidence that they are more prepared for the championship races,
because they are able to finish the races stronger than their opponents.
We are able to concentrate on speed drills while we are tapering and not
feel more tired during the taper."
• New Albany HS Coach
• 1988 Silver Medallist
400 IM, 200 IM
• 1992 Olympic Team
400 IM, 200 Fly
• 2 Time World Record
200 IM, 400 IM
• 7 Time American Record Holder, 200 IM, 400 IM
• 7 Time NCAA Champion,
4 - time 400 IM, 3 time 200 IM.
"The mechanics and swim/taper plan you'll
find in this book REALLY WORK. Having been a competitive swimmer, as well
as an age-group coach, I can say from my experience, if you follow this
program, you will see results."
"The workouts matched with the dryland program
will create strength and speed – as well as keep the sport fun and
challenging. It is easy to see the “method to the madness”
with this plan – and I have seen kids stay motivated with this plan
– because they know, if they do the work – day in and day
out, that they are going to see results at the end."
Kim Mills (Johnson)
• University of Michigan Varsity Women’s Swimming Team, 1994-1998;
Team Captain 1997-1998
• Recipient of 1998 Big Ten Medal of Honor
• 9-time All-American
• 10-time Big Ten Champion
• Member of 1994 USA National Team (Goodwill Games, St. Petersburg,
• NCAA Academic All-American