Coaching

Swimming By the Numbers: The Unfairness of Short Course – Long Course Conversion Rates, especially for Backstrokers!

I'll start off with the teaser. Existing one-size-fits-all course conversion rates are not remotely accurate, especially for backstroke, and there exists a sizable difference in accurate conversion rates between men and women. Finally, any swim governing body that uses a single, artificially low conversion rate is doing a great disservice to its members. Now, on… Continue reading Swimming By the Numbers: The Unfairness of Short Course – Long Course Conversion Rates, especially for Backstrokers!

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Coaching

What Makes a Pool Fast?

This is one of those questions that makes non-swimmers look at you kinda funny. How can you have a fast pool or a slow pool. It's water. And the formula for that has been known for a while.  H2O. But as any swimmer can tell you, there are definitely fast pools, and definitely slow pools.… Continue reading What Makes a Pool Fast?