Tuesday, February 10, 2015

Capturing my boys first CSS time

I recently tested the South Davis Masters Swimmers on their CSS.  That test is good just to see how you're swim fitness is, compared to the last time you took the test. It's not intended to be a measure against anyone except yourself.

I tested my kids for the first time to set a baseline.  They've been swimming 2-3 times a week for about 7 months.  They've made a lot of progress, and still have a long way to go, but better than when they weren't doing anything and I was just swimming and neglecting them.  This is good to get a starting number, so when I test them again in a couple months they'll be able to see how big a difference just 8 weeks makes.

After their current basketball season, they will be swimming with the RUSH team in the evening's and I'll be helping coach a couple evenings a week.

Here is their stats:

400 Free200 FreeCSS Time
Jonas (12)8:274:002:14
Lucy (14)7:533:561:59
Isaac(11)8:053:532:06
Sam (9)9:184:342:22
Oliver (7)13:595:554:02

The key is to get the dropoff between that 400 and 200 to be as minimal as possible. Here's a good video from Paul Newsome explaining the concept.





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