Monitoring training load in and out of the pool, optimal load and periodisation in young swimmers

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationHigh Performance Youth Swimming
EditorsJeanne Dekerle
Place of PublicationNew York
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)9780429465598
ISBN (Print)9781138593972
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2021

Publication series

NameRoutledge Research in Paediatric Sport and Exercise Science


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