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28 Jun 2022 Newsletter

Tailored to each lane and group of swimmers

Each of our daily practices (Monday-Saturday) are attended by between 15 and 25 people, with a few more on some days and a few less on others. In order to facilitate a smooth practice, swimmers of "like ability" swim in the same lane. In general, the slowest swimmers are in one of the end lanes, with faster and faster groups assigned to each lane as you move over lane-by-lane.

While the basic workout is the same for each lane (in terms of the types of things that we will work on in practice), the coach tailors each workout to the ability of the swimmers in each lane on any given day. For example, A set of fifty yard swims, assigned to each lane, might look like the following:

Lane 63 fifties descend, on the 1:45
Lane 54 fifties descend, on the 1:30
Lane 44 fifties descend, on the 1:15
Lane 35 fifties descend, on the 1:00
Lane 26 fifties descend, on the :50
Lane 16 fifties descend, on the :45

Each lane must complete their 50 yard swim in the appointed interval and start the next one at the end of that interval. So, if Lane 1 completes their 50 yard swim in 30 seconds, they get 15 seconds rest before they must start their next swim.

Each lane "circle" swims, with the first swimmer leaving on the appointed interval and subsequent swimmers leaving at 5 second intervals.

Challenge the swimmer to their desired level

Masters swimming is not necessarily about competitions, racing, or getting ready for swim meets. It can be, but that depends on the goals and aspirations of each individual. Omaha Masters recognizes this and works with individual swimmers to achieve their desired goals. For some, it might be about getting a good low-impact workout. Others are working to improve their swimming for triathlon competitions. All of us, in one way or another, are gently guided to improve each aspect of our swimming--our stroke, turns, endurance, etc. Sure, a few of us do compete, but mostly for fun--nothing too serious.

Swimmers range in age from 19 to... well... signifantly more than 19. If you swim, we are most certainly likely to have a lane that's right for you!

If you're looking to get a good workout, make some friends, and improve your swimming while you're at it, then Omaha Masters sounds right for you!

Coach: Todd Samland,, (402) 250-1769
(30 minute private lessons available!)
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