I’m 17 years old and last year I was on a swimming camp and became very fit and the next week I went 57.1 in my 100m freestyle. I haven’t been able to even break the 58 barrier in the last year ! Any advice ?
This is also the same for my 200m freestyle 2.04 and my 400 which is 4.32 ! I have became stronger as my 50 time has gone down tpo 24.8 in 50m free.
I am not training as much as I used to and im not sure why ? Any tips on how to get back training more and more interesting sets ?
In many ways, you have answered your own question. If you are not motivated to attend swimming practice, it will be very hard to improve.
While young swimmers can get away with not training often and still improving due to growth and development, swimmers aged 17 years rely on the training effect to help them to improve moreso than natural growth and development.
Setting goals is the easiest way to help improve motivation. To do this, set a longer term goal and then create short term or stepping stone goals along the way.
My son is an avid swimmer and in the last 18 months he has set himself a number of goals. It is important to write these down and look at them each day.
To motivate himself, he set goals in every practice and goes into each session wanting to do a number of things better than he ever has before.
Getting back into regular training is your first goal and to do this you need to commit to the number of sessions you are going to do each week and then do this for 3 months.
The Swimming Expert