We tried computer vision, augmented reality, swimming apps and the promise of tomorrow. And we came away with Swedish Goggles. They have always been the best swimming goggles. Utilitarian and spartan in design, incredibly functional in performance, and you can get five pairs for the cost of some other designer swimming goggles. The challenge is how to improve upon generational swimwear with improvements done through subtle changes.
Hand paddles can help a swim coach discover hidden technical flaws in a number of ways. So continue to progressively load volume and intensity to properly stress acceleration(s) specific to creating and sustaining maximal force throughout a stroke cycle. In order to find the flaws, simply be aware of any small pauses that are followed by 'excitable' movements.
There is no lack of data in the world. But until recently access has been limited to those with the means and desire, hopefully not in that order. Recently, an egalitarian approach has created a dearth of data. So much so, that what we most need now is to filter, refine and curate specific data to fit our unique wants.
Competitive swimmers can challenge and exceed race pace with specific swimming equipment like swim fins, swimming goggles, and properly sized paddles. And with automated technique evaluation of any recorded performance, an annotated video shows the biomechanical performance of that speed. Swimming accessories should enhance the race pace experience through integrated technology to easily adjust interval training that enhances swimming workouts.
Coaching is an art, a science, and a maddening pursuit of refining excellence in another's performance. And designing a swimming workout and/or season(s) plan is no different.