Tag: Open Water Swim Club

Fibonacci Swimming Sets

Leonardo Pisano Bigollo, a talented Italian mathematician who lived in the 12th and 13th centuries was known as Fibonacci (and Leonardo of Pisa). In his Liber Abaci (Book of Calculation) published in 1202, he described a number sequence. 0 1 1 2 3 5 8 13 21 34 55 89 144…are the first set of Fibonacci numbers. Numbers in a Fibonacci sequence are the sum of

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When Boredom Reigns

Usually when a group of masters swimmers gather in a pool without a coach, they can come up with a few good training sets that matches the desires and needs of everyone in the group. Usually an alpha dog proposes a tough set and then the rest of the swimmer negotiate the intervals, distances, and strokes that are mutually agreeable by everyone. When the

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Pinnipeds On The Beach

It is for good reason that Seal Beach in California got its name. But recently the members of the Open Water Swim Club have been seeing more seals than usual up and down the Southern California coast. "I saw this little guy on the peninsula in Long Beach near Seal Beach," recalled Lexie Kelly. "He looked so scared and a bit sick. I was in the middle of

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Working On The Four Major Muscle Groups

This morning, the Open Water Swim Club decided to do a whole lotta butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle. The main set was a total of 2,800 yards, but the intervals were set so there was no more than 5 seconds rest between swim. 8 x 50 with every other 50 stroke: butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke and freestyle 8 x 100 with every other 100

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Working On Fast Finishes For The Summer

This morning, the Open Water Swim Club decided to build up a whole lotta lactic acid in order to work on fast finishes in short open water races this summer. The main set was a total of 4,200 yards, all done at various pace intervals depending on the speed and stamina of the masters swimming group. 6 x 100 (last 50 hard) 6 x 150 (last 50 hard) 6 x 200

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