Not sure which forum to post this under...
My daughter is a competitive swimmer and has a former almost world class swimmer as a coach. He was good in spite of his training, not because of it.
She has been working out with him for almost 3 years now and they swim massive numbers of laps but that is about all. Not once in 3 years have they done any weight lifting or other strength exercises. In most sports, two athletes of equal skill, the stronger one wins.
At the conference meet yesterday I was somehow able to get her to kick more and she did have her best time. today she has the most sore calves she has ever had. I think that she would be able to focus more on technique and her strokes if she were stronger.
The season ends in 1 week and I have her convinced to take a break from swimming for 3 months to refresh her desire and work on strength stuff with me. now I need to figure out what is a good workout for a swimmer?
Any input would be greatly appreciated.