This is a web page about Alaskan swimming and how it is unique compared to other places. Some of the unique things about Alaskan swimming are the distance between teams and the traveling all around to different meets across the state. Traveling to different meets is a big issue in Alaska because all of the swim meets are scattered around the state, and some places you can't drive to, so you either have to fly or go by boat. Also, in Alaskan swimming there aren't two team meets (dual meets). Instead there are usually five to twenty teams at one meet. Another thing that is unique about Alaskan swimming is we practice all year around, unlike some places where they only practice in the summer because they practice in outdoor pools, this makes it a summer, as well as a winter sport in Alaska. Here is a year around schedule of the average team practice.
|Practice length||How many days|
|Beginning||45 minutes to an hour||3 times a week|
|Intermediate||1.5 hours||4-5 times a week|
|Advanced||2 hours||5-6 times a week, doubles during taper|
Other Cool Pages
Other Cool Links - A page where you can find what other people have posted about Alaskan swimming and what they think about it. I greatly recommend these pages for more information.
Other Teams - On this page you'll find all the teams in the Alaskan Area, and if they have a WebPage there will be a link to them.
Alaskan Coaches Comment - This is the page where I posted the reasponses for the survey I sent out to all the coaches in the beginning of the project. It has what the head coaches of all the teams said about Alaskan swimming.
Good Nutrition - On this page you'll find out what's good to put in your body before a swim meet and what's not, and you'll also find out why.