I got an email from my buddy Bob Strand about a clinic he’s putting on with Rich Abrahams and although I’m going to be in the wrong time zone that weekend I figured some of you guys would be interested in checking it out.
For those of you that don’t know who these guys are, Bob is a beast of a breaststroker and a really focused competitor. He’s about 35 years my senior and still hands my ass to me on a pretty regular basis. Rich Abrahams is the dude who broke 50 seconds in the 100 free at 65 years of age!!! He was recently featured on the Morning Swim Show (embedded below) and everybody has been asking the question, how does this guy do it? Well Bob and Rich are going to be talking about it in person at the Rose Bowl Aquatic Center.
From the event announcement:
Rose Bowl MastersPresents: Rich Abrahams Robert Strands’ Super Sessions
Rich is the fastest sprinter in the world for his age (65), and might be the overall best sprinter in the world. Bob has dominated breaststroke for 20 years and was recently elected to the International Swimming Hall of Fame. Between Rich and Bob they have set over 100 Masters World Records and 150 National Records. These sessions will concentrate on “preparation and execution” of your prime race objective i.e. nationals, regionals, or your backyard grudge match with your kid!!!
The program will feature in pool race work, starts and turns with video, dryland weight training, topics such as “maintaining excellence over time,” race strategy discussions, nutrition, “confrontation of the aging process,” race day focus – what works for you and how to find out, major Q&A and in classroom study with highlight video swims. Each swimmer will receive a CD with highlights of the day and a catered lunch from noon to one o’clock.