COACH,  EXTRA,  July 2024,  Top Tips,  Training and Technique

The art and science of tapering

Swim coach Paul Newsome explains the science of tapering – and how to arrive in peak condition for your next swim challenge

Tapering is a critical phase in a swimmer’s training cycle, involving a reduction in training volume and intensity to allow the body to recover and peak for competition. This strategic reduction aims to maximise performance by ensuring that the swimmer is physically and mentally fresh.

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