noun - Leap frog sets are elements of the training for open water swimmers. It refers to simulating open water race conditions in the pool or acclimating the swimmer to such conditions during open water training sessions. During leap-frog sets, the last swimmer in the group sprints to the front of the group every certain distance (e.g., 100 meters) and then leads the group (or pack) for a certain distance or time before the next swimmer takes over the lead. It is part of the Pyramid of Open Water Success and is one element of the concept of interleaving in the training of open water swimmers and triathletes.
Pyramid of Open Water Success
The Pyramid of Open Water Success is an open water swimming training concept developed by Steven Munatones. Its purpose is to educate and inspire open water swimmers and coaches to comprehensively prepare themselves or open water swimmers or triathletes to properly train for all aspects of the sport of open water swimming or the swim legs of triathlons.
7 elements of the Pyramid of Open Water Success
- Base Training
- Speed Training
- Distance Tolerance
- Race Specific Training
- Skill Training
- Open Water Acclimatization
- Tactical Knowledge
- Pyramid of Open Water Success on Active.com
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- Seven Essentials of Open Water Swimming Success
- Pyramid of Open Water Success
- Open Water Swimming
- Marathon Swimming
- World Open Water Swimming Association
- World Professional Marathon Swimming Federation
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