Coaches Corner: IM & Distance Based Training, Bob Clemmer

By Fitter and Faster Staff

Aerobic Training: Distance & IM

Bob Clemmer is the Head Coach at St. Lawrence University in Canton, NY. Over the past thirty-five years, Bob has guided athletes to NCAA success, USA Swimming National Teams, and one athlete to the 1996 Olympic Games, where he was a member of the advisory staff. In addition to his time at the collegiate level, which included stops at the University of Pittsburgh & The University of Virginia, where he assisted the legendary Mark Bernardino; Bob has led several clubs, where his swimmers consistently achieved at the elite levels in the sport.

In this episode you will learn about distance and IM-based training, how to implement it, what to consider, and why its so important to track your athletes’ progression while using test sets to measure growth.

The Philadelphia, Pa, native has collected many accolades for his hard work and dedication to swimming. He earned the honor of coaching the 1995 and 1997 USA National Junior Teams. Clemmer has been the head coach at the 1993 and 1995 Olympic Festival and was the head individual medley coach for the 1994 and 1997 USA National Distance camps. Clemmer has helped produce several Olympic trial and national finalists, National Champions as well as Pan Pacific, Pan American and Olympic Festival medalists.

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