You can modify the intervals based on personal capabilities, but the pattern on these 2 sets are as follows: On the first set, the intervals decrease by 5 seconds for every hundred. On the second set, the intervals decrease by 10 seconds every 5x100 on the first 20, and less 5 seconds on every 5x100 on the final 10.
Some swimmers are more versatile in all 4 strokes than others, but even for those who only specialize in 1 or 2 strokes, a good IM set is always a great addition to switch things up in training.
Test sets are designed to assess a swimmer’s performance and track their progress over time. There are different types of test sets for measuring different components of a swim. The key is to determine what it is exactly that you are looking to test, and to perform tests regularly.
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