Coach Ralph Crocker has experienced success at every level of the sport! As an assistant at Auburn, Coach Crocker has extensive experience working with all groups, but primarily the distance group, or as they fondly call it, "Ralph's House of Pain". In this instructional DVD, Crocker shares the training and race strategies for the 400 and up. In the training portion of the presentation, Crocker begins with "Distance Training Basics" that reflect his overall success and experience that he incorporates into training his Auburn training group. He also shares a season-long training plan and strategy that includes strategies for a shorter high school season, weekly training plans, and workout construction. Crocker also devotes a segment to pre-meet warm up discussing the importance of the pre-meet warm up, structuring a proper meet warm-up along with specific examples. Sharing Coach Marsh's affinity for "training toys", Crocker shares the training toys he specifically uses for his distance swimmers. In the final segment of the video, Crocker shares race strategies for distance events.
52 minutes. 2004.
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I think this DVDs helpful only for those looking for some reference specifically as high school or University coaches in US.
I guess I didn't understand the introduction of this DVD, but I was under the impression to get some video shots of swimming in long distance way as well as some specific detailed training examples were given for long distance freestyle.
But content is mostly general & seasonal strategy of what types of workout to be done or mental attitude to be used etc and there was no swim demonstration. Hence the video was not helpful for my purpose of learning some specific detailed examples of types of swimming training sets to be done or swimming demonstration for long distance.
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