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.
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 6||3 fifties descend, on the 1:45|
|Lane 5||4 fifties descend, on the 1:30|
|Lane 4||4 fifties
descend, on the 1:15|
|Lane 3||5 fifties descend, on the
|Lane 2||6 fifties descend, on the :50|
|Lane 1||6 fifties descend, on the :45|
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
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.
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!