50 Vs 100 Vs 200 TIME DIFFERENTIALS

50 Vs 100 Vs 200 TIME DIFFERENTIALS

Post by Robert Campbel » Wed, 05 Nov 1997 04:00:00


I am wondering what one would expect a competitive differential between 50m
versus 100m race times and 100m versus 200m race times for a four*** year
old, and older age groups for that matter.

For example,  should a good  200m time be within twice the 100m time plus
say 10% or should it be twice plus 10 seconds?

My interest spans all four strokes.

R Campbell

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50 Vs 100 Vs 200 TIME DIFFERENTIALS

Post by Robert Baker-Sel » Wed, 05 Nov 1997 04:00:00



Quote:
>I am wondering what one would expect a competitive differential between 50m
>versus 100m race times and 100m versus 200m race times for a four*** year
>old, and older age groups for that matter.

>For example,  should a good  200m time be within twice the 100m time plus
>say 10% or should it be twice plus 10 seconds?

>My interest spans all four strokes.

>R Campbell

>.

Ye gods a nice simple question.
I think the answer, if you are talking about one specific swimmer, is
that there is no particular way to convert between times because of the
following reasons

1) Muscle makeup. Most people have preponderance of slow twitch muscle
fibres, but some have more fast twitch. Depending on the precise ratio,
you can tend to excel anywhere between 50m sprints nad the longer swims.

2) Training. The more you practice something, the better you get at it.
Hence, if you train mostly towards 100's, unsurprisingly, you tend to be
better at 100's.

3) Attitude. I love 400's. Adore them. I swim disproportionately faster
on 400's than I do on 200's, which I don't like as much. Never
understood why.

4) Technique. As the distance gets greater, efficiency becomes more
crucial. Swimmers with better technique will (probably) do slightly
better at longer distances.

So for any particular swimmer (me for example) the ratios between my
PB's at varying distances are no way going to be the same as for any
other swimmer (probably).

Overall, taking say, four*** year olds as a group, some pattern may be
there (i.e, the top ten 100 freestylers compared with the top 10 200
freestylers etc)I'll leave it to the bulging brains in the group to fill
in.

CHeers

Journeyman swimmer and COBOL programmer extraordinaire

 
 
 

50 Vs 100 Vs 200 TIME DIFFERENTIALS

Post by Samuel Lapa » Fri, 07 Nov 1997 04:00:00

        It does depend on the person, the stroke, and the training.  But
there is a trend.  If you look at someone who is top in the 50 and the 100
free yards you can double the 50 plus 4 seconds.  In the 100 and 200 is
doubled plus 8 seconds.  This seems to be the trend among competitive
swimmers.  It differes for each stroke the backstroke is close to the same
but in *** and fly the times drop more because of the tiring nature.
Again there are people who will throw formulas out the window.  But if you
do a 22 50 and a 52 in the 100 eithert your pacing is off or you are a
pure sprinter, or need alot more training.  SO this can tell you
something.
sam