Newsletter: September 11, 2022
Due to an unprecedented national shortage of lifeguards, our practices at the Upper East Side campus will be short course yards, except on Sundays. This will remain in effect through September 2022. We will let you know of further updates. Thank you for your patience and understanding.
Time to Kick Off the New Season!
Welcome back, everyone!

Whether you took time off from swimming or found a nearby body of water to get practice time in, we’re thrilled to kick off the 2022-2023 AGUA Masters season together.

It never hurts to revisit ways in which we can make swimming more efficient and safer for our bodies.

To start the season, we're going to build on our fundamentals with a slight focus on drills and a feel for the water. This should not affect our overall practice structure. It merely lets us spend the first few minutes of practice post-warmup working on positioning and building our strokes, giving us something to focus on when we get deeper into our main practice set.

Check out our glossary of terms that will be helpful when we mention them during practices. The terminology may vary by coach, but the general ideas are the same. Don’t worry — we’ll explain them on deck as well.

Thanks for swimming with us, and we can't wait to see you on deck.
Swim Spotlight
Honorata Zaklicki
Learn more about Masters swimmer Honorata Zaklicki as she shares her experience swimming in Long Island Sound for Swim Across America.
Training Tips
Swim Workout

For those that are able to find extra time to swim, try out this pool workout. Please note, these intervals are in short course yards but feel free to adjust as necessary.

  • Warmup (Set yards: 600)
  • 300 swim
  • 6 x 50 kick at 0:10 (rest between rounds)

  • Pre-set (Set yards: 1,150)
  • 4 x 75 as 25 closed fist / 25 scull / 25 catch-up at 1:30
  • 5 x 50 build (within 50) at 1:00
  • 6 x 100 easy while holding pace at 1:35 / 1:45 / 1:55 / 2:00

  • Main set (Four rounds; Set yards: 1,200)
  • 150 pull at 2:20 / 2:30 / 2:40 / 3:00
  • 3 x 50 swim at 0:50 / 0:55 / 1:00

  • Cooldown swim (Set yards: 250)
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