Coaching Terminology

Wett Ones coaches will write the outline of the program to be swum on a board for all swimmers to see.  The coach will also explain the sets. The following terms may be used in the training session.


Term

Warm Up

Swim Down

Aerobic

Aerobic Plus

Threshold

Threshold Plus

VO2 Max

Sprint / Race Pace

High Velocity Overload

Build

Descending

Flush

Breakout

Pull Bouy

Band

Fins

Paddles

Shorthand

w/up

s/down

aero

aero+

Thres

Thres+

VO2

100%

HVO

Build

Desc

Flush

b/out

PB

BD

FINZ

Paddle

Notes

The first part of the set.

The cool down at the end of the set.

55-65% effort

65-75% effort

75-80% effort

80-85% effort

85-90% effort

Everything you've got.

Max speed for first 15m then easy to end.

Start slow and build up to top speed.

Times reduce as set proceeds.

90% velocity to start then slowing.

Start hard with three 3 strokes at max speed

A flotation device between your legs.

A rubber band around your feet = no kicking!

Flippers on your feet to work your legs harder.

Plastic paddles on your hand to work your arms harder.