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1 Open Water Swimming Preparation of Alan Bircher

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3 Rumours are that Grant Hackett and David Davis are going to compete in 10 km at Beiging Olympic Games Alexei Akatiev has had success in both the pool and in open water. His 15:09.35 in the 1500 ranks was in 25th on the all-time list. At the Atlanta Olympics, he performed in finale in the 1500 and made the B final in the 400. In 1995, and again in 1997, he won both the SK and 25K open water races at the European Championships. In Perth at the World Championships 1998 Alexei Akatiev (than 23-year-old) won a double in 5 km and 25 km races

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5 PARTICULARITIES OF THE RACE

6 Pre- Race: In open water there is a pre-race briefing, which will include a role call, each swimmer will be numbered, In open water there is a pre-race briefing, which will include a role call, each swimmer will be numbered, they may need to collect a chip (watch type of instrument which records the finish position of swimmers) they may need to collect a chip (watch type of instrument which records the finish position of swimmers) then the officials will complete the rules etc. then the officials will complete the rules etc.

7 The START Swimmers line up Swimmers line up Positioning is very important Positioning is very important Hold the lane rope Hold the lane rope A horn is used to begin the race A horn is used to begin the race A good start is a must - Sometimes the race can be lost at the start even on 10 km race A good start is a must - Sometimes the race can be lost at the start even on 10 km race

8 The COURSE The course is laid out with main marker buoys The course is laid out with main marker buoys Smaller buoys will be used for orientation Smaller buoys will be used for orientation There will be a lead boat There will be a lead boat Course can be done as laps or a start and finish point Course can be done as laps or a start and finish point Conditions will play a major part in an OW races Conditions will play a major part in an OW races

9 The FINISH Touch pads Touch pads Chips/Transponders are used Chips/Transponders are used 25 m lanes into finish 25 m lanes into finish Perfecting a finish is a must Perfecting a finish is a must

10 CONDITIONS Water surface conditions can range from mirror like to m waves Water surface conditions can range from mirror like to m waves Water temperature may range from 15 to 32 degrees. May be higher Water temperature may range from 15 to 32 degrees. May be higher Water current and flow will need to be studied a few days prior to racing Water current and flow will need to be studied a few days prior to racing Weather conditions can range from cold and wet to sunny Weather conditions can range from cold and wet to sunny All conditions will need to be considered prior to travelling to competitions All conditions will need to be considered prior to travelling to competitions

11 Direction: 1-2 days prior to the competition try and swim a lap of the course. The main reason behind this is the get some sort of orientation During the race you NEED to lift your head to send you in the right direction. If you had a practice on the course you will obviously be able to find marker points, which can help you swim the fastest course During most races there will be a lead boat, which should send you on the shortest route possible (which doesnt often happen!!)

12 Race Tactics: Open water is very tactical. It is not possible to go through all of the tactics involved The main bits of advise are every swimmer needs to be conscious of what is going on around them and at the front of the main group at all times. The main bits of advise are every swimmer needs to be conscious of what is going on around them and at the front of the main group at all times. Normally during the final 1-2km the pace will increase dramatically and at this point positioning is critical

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14 UNIVERSITY OF BATH OW PROGRAMME: Established in season Alan BIRCHER Stefani BILLER Jamie FORREST Guest Stars from Australia: Brendan Capell Trudee Hutchinson Josh Santacatarina

15 SAMPLES OF TRAINING PLANS, TRAINING SESSIONS AND WEEKLY CYCLES Alan Bircher: DOB: 21/09/81 Height: 193cm. Weight: 83kg maximum HR= 193 beats/min Coach: Andrei Vorontsov

16 Alan Bircher programme Spring – Summer 2006

17 Alan Bircher Programme

18 (first British World medallist open water ever) World Championships: 2004 Dubai – 5km 6th / 10km - 2nd place (first British World medallist open water ever) 2005 Montreal – 10 km – 5th 2005 Montreal – 10 km – 5th European Championships: 2004 Madrid – 5km - 2nd place (first British European medallist open water ever) Alan Bircher Performance Swimming volume: Sept August 2004=2, km

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20 Alan Bircher Performance as planned:

21 A lot of butterfly – to build power and be ready to physical contact A lot of fast kicking – efficiency, economicity and conditioning (best kick 1.10/2.32/5.13) Complex training sets, incorporating fly, IM, BK – to prevent steady state, to increase physiological response (heart rate, La, etc.) Alan Bircher: Particularities of Swimming Training

22 Macro-cycle: 4-5 weeks – slow aerobic (efficiency, capacity) Adaptation week 2-4 weeks fast aerobic (aerobic power) Adaptation week weeks – quality/race pace training Taper = 8-12 days (1.5 weeks)

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