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Eight Boo-Tacular Swim Drills to Spice Up the Season

By McKenna Ehrmantraut, Swimming World Magazine, 10/17/18, 12:00PM CDT

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Everyone has seen or experienced a cringe-worthy race where goggles fall around the swimmer’s neck, fill with water, or worst of all, in their mouth after they dive off the blocks.

It truly is Spooktober for many college, high school and club swimmers, as their coaches begin to draw brackets around their main sets. Coaches are pushing their swimmers to the edge as the competitive season heats up, and swimmers are running on pure heart and espresso.

Intense training with double practices and weights during the beginning of the season are extremely beneficial for working out those last few off-season kinks; it’s time to start the time drops before the big meets. Coaches are always looking for new and fun ways to keep swimmers motivated while working on technique, strength and endurance. Here are eight ideas to keep the “boo” out of Oct“boo”er practices.