What are some short little phrases I can say in between counting numbers in the starting sequence/power 10s/focus 10s, etc?
Listen to the sprint race recordings I’ve posted – you’ll get some great ideas from there.
Other stuff you can say … the stroke rate and split (if you have a Speed Coach) are good to say during the starting sequence, particularly if there’s a specific rate/split you want to be at. For focus 5s/10s, keep whatever you’re saying related to whatever the focus is. When I do 5 for legs, the only things I say is “legs, legs, legs, legs” between strokes or something similar that relates to pure power. I also like to say “drive”, “send”, “complete”, “accelerate”, and “stay on it”, in addition to miscellaneous stuff like “yea!”, “there we go!”, “walking!”, etc. when I’m calling bursts.