Monitoring training loads in the swimming pool and during dryland training is an important element of coaching young swimmers. A periodised training programme involves systematic planning of short- and long-term training cycles in preparation for competition. This chapter examines some practical methods for monitoring of training volume, intensity and load, in both the swimming and dryland elements of the training program. Different types of periodised training, and strategies for preparing a periodised plan, are presented with reference to the scientific literature, contemporary swim coaching practices, and experiential knowledge. The periodisation of training for individual swimmers in different events is also explored, and a long-term approach to career progression of young swimmers.
|Title of host publication||High Performance Youth Swimming|
|Place of Publication||New York|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 1 Jan 2021|
|Name||Routledge Research in Paediatric Sport and Exercise Science|