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There is a hot debate on altitude swimming. Opinion on the benefits of such training is extremely divided. Coaches and swimmers agree or disagree on individual response, physiological effects and general usefulness of altitude training. Not to mention physiologists and respected scientists who invested hundreds of thousands of observation hours, considerable research and produce countless papers. What did they come up with? Nothing conclusive. What do you think about it?

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Well, there is confusing set of information on this subject. USA Swimming's National Team went to 13,000 feet in October to “participate in leadership and team building”. For nearly three weeks in November and December Chad Carvin trained in Colorado Springs. He managed to set an American record of 3:42.16 in the 400 meter free 3 days after that. On the other hand, Professor Brent S. Rushall and colleagues at San Diego State University and the University of Canberra in Australia wrote: "Although the field contains many studies, those which are definitive lead to the conclusion that altitude training is not an avenue for enhancing sea-level performances of highly-trained swimmers. The practice of conducting altitude training camps for highly elite swimmers is not justified either on physiological grounds or performance benefits." So what do we make of it? If you ask two qualified experts you will get two different answers. Much more investigation and examination has to be done before we can reach an intelligent conclusion.
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