Confirmation by data – Monthly measurements with the Dutch National Youth Swimming Team
On the first Friday of March a group of the Dutch National Youth Swimming Team executed their monthly measurements in InnoSportLab de Tongelreep.
The group led by coach Geert Janssen had a session dedicated to collecting data on the performance of the athletes. With collecting data in the last two years – every four weeks this year – the swimmers have a chance to get visual numbers on what they are doing.
The measurements focused on starts, turns, underwater phases and sprints today. The aim is to control their progression, their improvements and to check the effectiveness of the training from the past weeks.
The group was working on their speed in the last period, so coach Janssen is hoping to see an increase in the speeds of the future stars as well as higher frequencies in the results of today.
Also the coach added that although the results help to guide the training program, they do not determine the work of the next weeks, they give more of a confirmation about how things are going in the process.
Photos & text: Bertalan Pusztai