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My kids swim for a YMCA. We have district chapionships on March 19th and state championships the following weekend. There have been two schools of thought circulating the Y concerning the importance of tapering and when it should begin. The kids have not started tapering to this point. I'd like any thoughts you might have. thanks

-- Beth Fleck (, March 04, 1999


It depends if you are a distance swimmer then a week and a half to 2 weeks is good, if you are a sprinter then sooner. Also it depends on you conditioning, age and other things. You usaully start commin down in about 3-4 weeks out and really drop the yardage the week of.

-- Andy (itsnot, July 13, 1999.

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