It is essential to use the pace clock if you want to progress in swimming. The pace clock will allow you to:
- Be autonomous at controlling the times yourself
- Control your effort, paces and intervals
- Gain experience working toward your goals
Controlling pace is the ability to swim at a certain speed for a certain distance or time and takes a longer time to master. It is a matter of swimming repeat distances on a fixed time to see if you can “make the interval“, i.e., hit the target time, consistently and repeatedly.
How to use the pace clock
The most common way to start a swim set is when the hand reaches 60 (“on the top”)
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