In the season of Covid-19, when teams could not meet nor get into the water for regular practices, Paul S had a plan. He passed along this list of great races of history. His team and its coaches would watch a race every week and break it down. Who was who? What was happening in the pool, and out of the water. They had some interesting conversations and were able to keep the swimmers' heads in the game, without being at the pool.
We can build upon this list and build our own lessons.
The First List included these races:
|03/22/2020||Mens 400 Freestyle-1976 Olympic Trials||Historical Race Video|
|03/30/2020||Mens 100m Backstroke-1988 Olympics||Historical Race Video|
|03/30/2020||Mens 800m Track-1972 Oympics||Historical Race Video|
|04/05/2020||Mens 4×100 Freestyle Relay- 2008 Olympics||Historical Race Video|
|04/12/2020||Women’s 4×100 Freestyle Relay (1976)||Historical Race Video|
|04/19/2020||Men’s 1961 220 Yard Butterfly (AAU Nationals)||Historical Race Video|
|04/27/2020||Women’s 2012 800 Meter Freestyle||Historical Race Video|
|05/03/2020||Men’s 200m Breaststroke – 1936 Olympics||Historical Race Video|
|05/10/2020||Women’s 400m Freestyle – 1988 Olympics||Historical Race Video|
|05/17/2020||Women’s 100 Yard Freestyle – 2015 NCAA||Historical Race Video|
|05/24/2020||Women’s 100m Breaststroke – 1996 Olympics||Historical Race Video|
|05/31/2020||Men’s 200m Butterfly – 2000 Olympics||Historical Race Video|