my daughter is on the swim team. she lifts with me when she is not actively doing a sport, and has decent strength, but little stamina. Her swim races are only 50 yards and are typically over in about 45 seconds. She is always first to hit the wall on the first leg, but then dies halfway on the second leg. Any ways, its really bumming her out that she has not won a 50 yard race. Her coach is not giving her much guidance here on what she can do either.
I was thinking of having her do tabata set’s of thrusters with dumbbells to increase he anaerobic capacity (1 set, three times per week). But before I suggest to her, I thought I would ask here first if there is a better way or maybe the protocol should be tweaked. She seems motivated to try just about anything. I think she would be happy to just see an improvement in her time from meet to meet.
she does not have a lot of time before the season is over. Any advice here is welcome.