Swimming Lessons Glossary – Touch

 

 

 

Touch

Do you want to know what Touch means?

 

Touch :To touch the end of the pool with the hand or hands, completing an event or relay leg.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Triple-switch (“3S” or “trs”)

 

 

 

Triple-switch (“3S” or “trs”)

What does Triple-switch (“3S” or “trs”) mean?

 

Triple-switch (“3S” or “trs”) :Freestyle drill based on stop-stop-switch. Instead of turning to breathe during the “switch”, take three strokes and breathe on the third stroke. A good way to incorporate bilateral breathing into your drill. (Note that “3S” is different from “SSS”!)

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Tube

 

 

 

Tube

Can you explain what Tube means please?

 

Tube :a basic inner-tube from a small wheel used to bind your ankles while wearing a pull buoy; prevents kicking and helps keep legs together (and buoy from slipping).

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Tumble turn

 

 

 

Tumble turn

Can you explain what Tumble turn means please?

 

Tumble turn :An underwater roll at the end of a lap, used in backstroke and freestyle, allowing the swimmer to push off from the end of the pool with the feet.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Turn judge

 

 

 

Turn judge

I don’t understand the phrase Turn judge. Can you Explain?

 

Turn judge :An official at each end of the lane responsible for ensuring a swimmer turns correctly and, in the longer races, for displaying lap cards to inform a swimmer how many laps remain.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Turn

 

 

 

Turn

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Turn :The turnaround by a swimmer at each end of the pool.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Variable

 

 

 

Variable

Can you explain what Variable means please?

 

Variable :A set consisting of four pieces that are to be swum in the following order: build (increase speed), reduce (decrease speed), slow, and fast.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Vertical kicking

 

 

 

Vertical kicking

Do you want to know what Vertical kicking means?

 

Vertical kicking :special drill executed in deep water (diving wells and deep ends of hotel pools when lap swimming is not an option) where one kicks in a vertical position with arms crossed over chest, or extended above head for various intervals/sets.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Warm-down (or cool-down)

 

 

 

Warm-down (or cool-down)

What does Warm-down (or cool-down) mean?

 

Warm-down (or cool-down) :An easy set that gives your muscles a cool down and recover after the main set. An important part of every workout.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Warm-up

 

 

 

Warm-up

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Warm-up :An easy set that gives your muscles a chance to warm up, stretch, and loosen before the main set. An important part of every workout.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Threshold

 

 

 

Threshold

I don’t understand the phrase Threshold. Can you Explain?

 

Threshold :the maximum time you can “hold,” or repeat, for a given distance, during a highly aerobic set.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Tootsie roll

 

 

 

Tootsie roll

Can you explain what Tootsie roll means please?

 

Tootsie roll :Backstroke drill for practicing body roll. Swim on back with your arms at your side. Keeping head level, swim with one shoulder turned upward then, after six kicks, roll your body (starting from your hips) to turn the opposite shoulder upward.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Touch pad

 

 

 

Touch pad

Do you want to know what Touch pad means?

 

Touch pad :The pad at the end of each lane in the pool where a swimmer’s time is registered and sent electronically to the timing system.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Scissor kick

 

 

 

Scissor kick

What does Scissor kick mean?

 

Scissor kick :A propelling motion of the legs by which they move essentially like the blades of a pair of scissors, once used in competitive racing but now relegated to the sidestroke.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Sculling

 

 

 

Sculling

What does Sculling mean?

 

Sculling :special drill using only your hands (not your arms) to “scull” your way through the water; arms at your sides, with your wrists whipping back and forth in a waving motion (designed to develop “feel” for the water). Good workout when lap swimming is not an option (hotel pools, crowded slow lanes).

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Set

 

 

 

Set

What does Set mean?

 

Set :In a workout, a series of one or more pieces chosen and arranged to focus a particular aspect of swimming (e.g., warmup, distance, duration, sprinting, technique, etc.).

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Short course

 

 

 

Short course

What’s the meaning of Short course?

 

Short course :a 25-meter/yard pool where four lengths (or two laps) equal 100 meters/yards.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Split

 

 

 

Split

What does Split mean?

 

Split :A swimmer’s intermediate time in a race, registered every 50 metres, to record the swimmer’s pace.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Stop-stop-switch (“SSS”)

 

 

 

Stop-stop-switch (“SSS”)

Can you explain what Stop-stop-switch (“SSS”) means please?

 

Stop-stop-switch (“SSS”) :Freestyle drill to develop balance and a good body roll. Kick on your left side for three kicks, then turn your head down to prone position for three kicks (“stop”). Recover your right arm and keep it extended in front, joining the left arm in streamline position. Hold arms there for three kicks (“stop”). Take a stroke and roll to your right side (“switch”). Repeat on alternate sides. (Note that “SSS” is different from “3S”!)

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Streamline

 

 

 

Streamline

Can you explain what Streamline means please?

 

Streamline :1. A body position that permits the smooth and efficient passage of water along your body as you swim, thus minimizing your drag in the water. An important consideration in every stroke!

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Stroke

 

 

 

Stroke

Do you want to know what Stroke means?

 

Stroke :In workouts, “stroke” (or “off-stroke”) usually refers to any swimming stroke other than freestyle (i.e., butterfly, backstroke, or breaststroke). Unless the coach specifies a particular stroke, the choice of stroke is up to you and your lane-mates.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Surf

 

 

 

Surf

What does Surf mean?

 

Surf :To swim just behind a swimmer in an adjacent lane to take advantage of the wave created by that swimmer.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Tapering

 

 

 

Tapering

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Tapering :the act of paring down your workouts (in length and intensity) for the weeks or days leading up to a specific race.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Paddles

 

 

 

Paddles

What’s the meaning of Paddles?

 

Paddles :plastic hand-disks used to maximize an upper-body pulling workout. Available in several shapes and sizes, depending on your skill and preference.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Piece

 

 

 

Piece

I don’t understand the phrase Piece. Can you Explain?

 

Piece :In a workout, a basic unit of swimming exercises that, when added together, constitute a set.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Pull

 

 

 

Pull

I don’t understand the phrase Pull. Can you Explain?

 

Pull :1. The most powerful part of the stroke during which the arm(s) pull back through the water, propelling the body forward.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Pullout

 

 

 

Pullout

What does Pullout mean?

 

Pullout :In breaststroke turns, the actions immediately following push-off from the wall: streamline glide, one pull, and one kick.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Recovery

 

 

 

Recovery

Do you want to know what Recovery means?

 

Recovery :The non-power portion of the arm stroke, during which the arms move forward before the start of the next pull.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Relay takeover

 

 

 

Relay takeover

What does Relay takeover mean?

 

Relay takeover :The exchange between the swimmer in the water and the next swimmer on the relay team.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Relay

 

 

 

Relay

Can you explain what Relay means please?

 

Relay :A race between teams of swimmers, with each swimmer swimming one leg of the event.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Repeats

 

 

 

Repeats

Can you explain what Repeats means please?

 

Repeats :the components of a set; 5 x 100’s is a set of 100 repeats.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Reverse IM

 

 

 

Reverse IM

What’s the meaning of Reverse IM?

 

Reverse IM :Individual medley, in reverse order: freestyle, breaststroke, backstroke, and butterfly. (Sometimes written as IM-1.)

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Roll

 

 

 

Roll

Can you explain what Roll means please?

 

Roll :To move on the blocks before a team-mate touches the touch pad in a relay race to get a good start, legal as long as the swimmer doesn’t leave the blocks before the team-mate has touched.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Length

 

 

 

Length

Can you explain what Length means please?

 

Length :The length of the pool (one-half lap). In a short course pool, one length is either 25 yards or 25 meters.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Long course

 

 

 

Long course

Do you want to know what Long course means?

 

Long course :a 50-meter pool where two lengths or one lap equals 100 meters. Also referred to as “Olympic distance.” Nonexistent in yard format.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Main set

 

 

 

Main set

What does Main set mean?

 

Main set :The central (and usually longest and most challenging) set in a workout, which characterizes the purpose of the entire workout.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Medley

 

 

 

Medley

I don’t understand the phrase Medley. Can you Explain?

 

Medley :A combination event in which a swimmer or relay team swims separate legs of backstroke, breaststroke, butterfly and freestyle.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Negative split

 

 

 

Negative split

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Negative split :A race strategy in which a swimmer covers the second half of a race faster than the first half.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Negative splitting

 

 

 

Negative splitting

What does Negative splitting mean?

 

Negative splitting :the act of completing the second half of a set distance faster than the first half.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – On the bottom

 

 

 

On the bottom

Can you explain what On the bottom means please?

 

On the bottom :starting a set on the 6 o’clock (or 30-second) mark on a pace clock.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – On the top

 

 

 

On the top

What’s the meaning of On the top?

 

On the top :starting a set on the 12 o’clock (or 60-second) mark on a poolside pace clock.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – One start rule

 

 

 

One start rule

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One start rule :A rule by which swimmers are disqualified after a break has caused a false start in an event.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Pace

 

 

 

Pace

What does Pace mean?

 

Pace :the time per repeat you can hold consistently during a set, and ideally the time (per 100 meters, for instance) that you can “hold” during a race.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Headbangers

 

 

 

Headbangers

What does Headbangers mean?

 

Headbangers :Freestyle drill in which you brush your thumb along the side of your head just before the hand enters the water. Helps you learn to keep your hands from crossing the midline when they enter the water.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Heat

 

 

 

Heat

What does Heat mean?

 

Heat :An early race in an event which qualifies the fastest finishers for the semifinals or final.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Hypoxic training

 

 

 

Hypoxic training

Can you explain what Hypoxic training means please?

 

Hypoxic training :any type of set where a breathing pattern is the focal point of the drill.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – IM

 

 

 

IM

What’s the meaning of IM?

 

IM :Individual medley. A set consisting of the four competitive strokes in the following order: butterfly, backstroke, breaststroke, and freestyle. (Sometimes written as “IMO”, for “IM order”.)

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Interval

 

 

 

Interval

Can you explain what Interval means please?

 

Interval :A set of repeated swims, each of which is to be completed within a predetermined time. The time interval includes the time both for swimming and for resting before the next swim. Interval training is an important tool for developing your aerobic capacity and muscle strength.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Kick

 

 

 

Kick

What does Kick mean?

 

Kick :A drill for improving the efficiency and strength of your kick. Depending on the stroke and the particular drill, the arms may either be in streamline position, at your sides, or holding a kickboard.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Kickboard

 

 

 

Kickboard

What does Kickboard mean?

 

Kickboard :1. A floating foam board sometimes used in kick drills.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Lane lines

 

 

 

Lane lines

Do you want to know what Lane lines means?

 

Lane lines :The dividers used to delineate the individual lanes, now constructed to dissipate surface turbulence.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Lane

 

 

 

Lane

What’s the meaning of Lane?

 

Lane :The area of the pool where each swimmer competes during a race.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Lap card

 

 

 

Lap card

What does Lap card mean?

 

Lap card :A card displayed by a turn judge at each end of a lane to inform swimmers in the longer races how many laps remain.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Lap

 

 

 

Lap

Can you explain what Lap means please?

 

Lap :One round-trip swim down the pool (two lengths). In a short course pool, one lap is either 50 yards or 50 meters.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Leg

 

 

 

Leg

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Leg :One of a number of sections of an event or relay, each of which must be completed to determine the winner.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Dolphin kick

 

 

 

Dolphin kick

What does Dolphin kick mean?

 

Dolphin kick :Kick used in the butterfly stroke, some breaststroke drills, and following underwater backstroke turns. The legs kick in unison and the body moves in a smooth undulating motion.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Drag

 

 

 

Drag

I don’t understand the phrase Drag. Can you Explain?

 

Drag :The natural resistance of an object to movement through the water. Although drag can never be eliminated, it can be vastly reduced by improving the efficiency of your stroke and by paying attention to your body’s streamline.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Dragsuit

 

 

 

Dragsuit

I don’t understand the phrase Dragsuit. Can you Explain?

 

Dragsuit :a baggy nylon unisex swimsuit, worn over a regular practice suit to add resistance to everyday training.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Even splitting

 

 

 

Even splitting

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Even splitting :the act of completing both the first half and last half of a set distance at equal speeds.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – False-start rope

 

 

 

False-start rope

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False-start rope :A rope dropped into the water about 15 metres from the starting end of the pool to stop any swimmer who does not hear a false-start signal.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – False start

 

 

 

False start

I don’t understand the phrase False start. Can you Explain?

 

False start :A start in which one or more swimmers leaves the blocks before the starting signal.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Fingertip drag

 

 

 

Fingertip drag

I don’t understand the phrase Fingertip drag. Can you Explain?

 

Fingertip drag :Freestyle drill in which you drag your fingertips along the water surface during recovery. Helps you learn to keep your elbows up during recovery.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Flutter-kick

 

 

 

Flutter-kick

What does Flutter-kick mean?

 

Flutter-kick :A kick, usually performed as part of the crawl, where the legs are held straight and moved up and down alternately.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Fly

 

 

 

Fly

Can you explain what Fly means please?

 

Fly :See Butterfly.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Freestyle

 

 

 

Freestyle

What’s the meaning of Freestyle?

 

Freestyle :An event where the swimmers may use any stroke they choose, which typically is the crawl.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Full gear

 

 

 

Full gear

Do you want to know what Full gear means?

 

Full gear :all pulling equipment (buoy, tube, paddles) worn simultaneously during a pull set. The best way to get an upper-body swim workout.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Gravity wave

 

 

 

Gravity wave

Do you want to know what Gravity wave means?

 

Gravity wave :The wave action, caused by the swimmers’ bodies moving through the water, which moves down and forward from the swimmer, bounces off the bottom of the pool, then returns to the surface as turbulence.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Breaststroke

 

 

 

Breaststroke

What does Breaststroke mean?

 

Breaststroke :A stroke made in the prone position in which both hands move simultaneously forward, outward and rearward from in front of the chest, and the legs move in a frog-like manner.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Build

 

 

 

Build

Do you want to know what Build means?

 

Build :A steady increase in speed and power during a workout piece.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Buoy

 

 

 

Buoy

What’s the meaning of Buoy?

 

Buoy :flotation device used to stabilize the legs and correct body position in the water.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Butterfly

 

 

 

Butterfly

What does Butterfly mean?

 

Butterfly :A stroke made in the prone position where both arms are lifted simultaneously out of the water and flung forward, in combination with the dolphin kick.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Catch-up stroke

 

 

 

Catch-up stroke

Do you want to know what Catch-up stroke means?

 

Catch-up stroke :special drill where basic crawl (freestyle) is altered so that each arm “catches up” with the other before completing the next stroke (one arm is stationary above your head, in beginning stroke position, while the other completes a full stroke rotation).

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Catch up

 

 

 

Catch up

What’s the meaning of Catch up?

 

Catch up :Freestyle drill in which you pull and recover while keeping the other arm outstretched in front. Allow both hands to touch in front of you before starting the pull with the opposite arm.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Circle swimming

 

 

 

Circle swimming

What’s the meaning of Circle swimming?

 

Circle swimming :swimming in a lane in a standard counter-clockwise direction, up the right side and back down the left. Preferable when more than one person is sharing your lane.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Count strokes

 

 

 

Count strokes

What’s the meaning of Count strokes?

 

Count strokes :See distance per stroke drill.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Crawl

 

 

 

Crawl

What does Crawl mean?

 

Crawl :A stroke made in the prone position characterised by alternate overarm movements and a continuous up-and-down kick; originally known as the Australian crawl.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Descend

 

 

 

Descend

Do you want to know what Descend means?

 

Descend :An increase in speed (i.e., decrease in time) from one piece to the next during a set.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Descending

 

 

 

Descending

Can you explain what Descending means please?

 

Descending :increasing one’s speed incrementally during a set distance (“She is descending her one-mile race by 100 meters”)

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Distance per stroke (dps)

 

 

 

Distance per stroke (dps)

I don’t understand the phrase Distance per stroke (dps). Can you Explain?

 

Distance per stroke (dps) :Drill for all strokes that encourages you to lengthen each stroke. Count the number of strokes you need to complete, say, 25 meters. Now swim the same distance, but extend your reach and lengthen your glide so that you can complete the same distance with one fewer stroke. Repeat several times, reducing your stroke count by one stroke each time. (Sorry — increasingly powerful push-offs from the wall do not count in this drill!)

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – 100

 

100

Can you explain what 100 means please?

 

100 :twice the length of a “50,” and a common “pace” distance.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – 2:1

 

 

 

2:1

Do you want to know what 2:1 means?

 

2:1 :Breathing pattern where you breathe once for every two strokes (you only breathe on one side, your left or right).

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – 3:1

 

 

 

3:1

I don’t understand the phrase 3:1. Can you Explain?

 

3:1 :Breathing pattern where you take one breath for every three strokes; this is a bilateral breathing pattern (you breathe on both left and right sides).

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – 3-4 drill

 

 

 

3-4 drill

I don’t understand the phrase 3-4 drill. Can you Explain?

 

3-4 drill :Freestyle/backstroke drill. Take two strokes freestyle, and on the third stroke (when you turn to breathe), continue the roll until you’re on your back. Take three backstrokes, and on the fourth stroke, continue the roll until you’re back in the prone (freestyle) position. Continue alternating three freestyle and four backstroke strokes. This drill helps you focus on good body roll in both strokes.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – 3S

 

 

 

3S

Can you explain what 3S means please?

 

3S :See Triple-switch.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – 4-4-4 drill

 

 

 

4-4-4 drill

Do you want to know what 4-4-4 drill means?

 

4-4-4 drill :Backstroke drill for practicing body roll. Alternate four tootsie rolls with four full backstrokes.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – 50

 

 

 

50

What’s the meaning of 50?

 

50 :generally refers to 50 yards or meters, a common “repeat” distance for sprinters and endurance athletes alike.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – 500

 

 

 

500

What’s the meaning of 500?

 

500 :500 yards or meters, this is a longer distance common in many endurance workouts (equivalent to 0.33 of a mile).

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Backstroke

 

 

 

Backstroke

What’s the meaning of Backstroke?

 

Backstroke :A stroke in which the swimmer is on his or her back performing a flutter-kick and rotating the arms alternately backward.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Band training

 

 

 

Band training

What’s the meaning of Band training?

 

Band training :dry-land workout using rubber stretch cords to strengthen muscles used in all four strokes.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Bilateral breathing

 

 

 

Bilateral breathing

I don’t understand the phrase Bilateral breathing. Can you Explain?

 

Bilateral breathing :The ability to breathe alternately on each side. Important for developing overall evenness in your stroke, especially in freestyle.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Break

 

 

 

Break

I don’t understand the phrase Break. Can you Explain?

 

Break :To move on or leave the blocks before the starting signal, or before a team-mate touches the touch pad in a relay event.

 

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Swimming Lessons Glossary – Breakout

 

 

 

Breakout

I don’t understand the phrase Breakout. Can you Explain?

 

Breakout :The point at which the body breaks through to the water surface following a turn.

 

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