The Value of Written Workouts
To combat these difficulties our coaching staff decided to type and print each workout, place it in a plastic Ziploc bag, and put a copy at the end of each lane for every practice. We still give verbal directions, but now swimmers don’t have to wait for them. Those swimmers who couldn’t read the white board now have their own copy of the workout right in front of them. And what’s more, swimmers have more success in completing complex sets now that every lane has its own copy of the workout for references—swimmers don’t have to rely on memory anymore.