12 year old splitting 27.5 sec in 50m free but need help

12 year old splitting 27.5 sec in 50m free but need help

Post by Jose Sanche » Fri, 26 Jun 1998 04:00:00


 my best 12 year old swimmer is improving dramatically in the past 3 weeks
without any type of "special" or specific training.
This boy was stuck in the 29.5's for almost a year and all of  a sudden he
just exploded!!

in 3 weeks he went from 29.5's (in meets) to 27.52 after practice time
trial.
"                           '              1:10.33  "   "  in 100 m to 1: 04
in practise.

Where do I need help?

Taking in consideration taht nothing special in particalr was done and that
this swimmer in particular is one of the  ( if not the least) least hard
workers hwere do I go with him?  Should I push him harder ?  should i leave
him alone as I have done?
Can he keep improving is pressured more in practise?

 
 
 

12 year old splitting 27.5 sec in 50m free but need help

Post by theslutqu.. » Fri, 26 Jun 1998 04:00:00

I think one of the following reasons applies to your 12-year old swimming
better:

-- He's simply doing better because he is (very possible).
-- He's on steroids (most unlikely).
-- He began puberty (very possible).

I'm beginning to like this newsgroup.  I never knew the sport of swimming had
so much controversy.  First there was this guy who gets, well, you-know-what
in a pool, and then 12-year olds who mysteriously swim better.  Cool.



Quote:

>  my best 12 year old swimmer is improving dramatically in the past 3 weeks
> without any type of "special" or specific training.
> This boy was stuck in the 29.5's for almost a year and all of  a sudden he
> just exploded!!

> in 3 weeks he went from 29.5's (in meets) to 27.52 after practice time
> trial.
> "                           '              1:10.33  "   "  in 100 m to 1: 04
> in practise.

> Where do I need help?

> Taking in consideration taht nothing special in particalr was done and that
> this swimmer in particular is one of the  ( if not the least) least hard
> workers hwere do I go with him?  Should I push him harder ?  should i leave
> him alone as I have done?
> Can he keep improving is pressured more in practise?

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12 year old splitting 27.5 sec in 50m free but need help

Post by BS50.. » Sun, 28 Jun 1998 04:00:00

It sounds like he may be  "a natural".  If so you can push him as far as
you want,  as long as you don't ruin the FUN factor for him. If he stops
smiling you've gone too far. Been there, done that.

B ooo b    S.

 
 
 

12 year old splitting 27.5 sec in 50m free but need help

Post by Glesh » Sun, 28 Jun 1998 04:00:00

Sorry, this is probably a dumb comment, but have you used differenct stop
watches?

Bob

 
 
 

12 year old splitting 27.5 sec in 50m free but need help

Post by Robert W. McAdam » Mon, 29 Jun 1998 04:00:00

Quote:

>  my best 12 year old swimmer is improving dramatically in the past 3 weeks
> without any type
> of "special" or specific training.  This boy was stuck in the 29.5's for
> almost a year and all of
> a sudden he just exploded!!

> in 3 weeks he went from 29.5's (in meets) to 27.52 after practice time trial.
> "                           '              1:10.33  "   "  in 100 m to 1: 04
> in practise.

> Where do I need help?

> Taking in consideration taht nothing special in particalr was done and that
> this swimmer in
> particular is one of the  ( if not the least) least hard workers hwere do I go
> with him?
> Should I push him harder ?  should i leave him alone as I have done?
> Can he keep improving is pressured more in practise?

The advice I would give is:  If he's improving, keep doing what you've been
doing.  If he stops improving, try something new.
 
 
 

12 year old splitting 27.5 sec in 50m free but need help

Post by mel.. » Mon, 06 Jul 1998 04:00:00

Puberty