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  1. Hey guys, its me the spanish guy thst you meet on the 50 free shoot out.
    My swim tem is really old fashion on the techniques and the drills, if USTPT really works, should i talk to my coach about it? Specially now that im about to swim state eith the high school.
    Thanks guys and i hope i see you soon

  2. I had a few questions for next time.
    1) If you have someone new to USRPT and they continually have three neurological fails in a row would you suggest making the pace slower?
    2) If your doing 20×25 working on 100 pace are there a certain amount of reps that you get “free”. An example would be that the first 6 don’t count towards fails so you could get into the set. Or would the fails start immediately at number 1?
    3) Why is their no weight training or dryland in USRPT?

  3. Great video. I really enjoyed watching it.

    I am a proponent of USRPT and have used it on myself and coached it.

    My question relates to young athletes who have a goal of being fast when they are older. What percentage of training time should be spent doing race pace sets? I see the value of neural patterning to be limited for 12 and unders (who will essentially have new bodies every year) relative to physically mature athletes. Perhaps a case can be made for a focus on a wide (actually a very wide) variety of activities both in and out of the pool in order to develop a more kinesthetically aware athlete (emphasis on athleticism). This would likely involve more dryland and more drills (and more of other sports). The athlete could then adopt a “purer” approach to USRPT as he/she becomes more physically mature.

    I have heard Dr. Rushall say that there may be some value to drills for 8 year old beginners learning to swim. I am wondering if the science supports doing these activities until the age of 12 or so (as opposed to 8 or 9).

  4. Wow! So refreshing to hear. I am a coach and have always believed that more specific yardage is important and that beating the body down consistently is unnecessary. I never understood why coaches push unattainable sets on athletes when they clearly are incapable of accomplishing this or extremely beat down from it even if they do. I also agree with the non taper idea. I coach some students that only swim during the High School season and when other coaches are tapering we are keeping around the same amount of yardage as usual but really fine tuning and gearing toward the specific races they will be swimming. Im sure it puzzles other coaches how we can compete so well swimming 4 to 5 times a week to their 10-11. My motto is “they swim harder, while we swim smarter” And YES they have to have fun. Even I don’t enjoy practice if they don’t want to there. I will be following your journey and am excited to hear more!!

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