Well, I should state that while I had three records (plus took part in at least one, maybe two relay records) at my school, we didn't have a pool and instead swam at a sort of local retirement home. Their pool was 5 meters too short and didn't have start platforms lol. Sooooo we as a whole weren't very good. I'm still proud of it though, considering. Our pool here is actually pretty nice, dive platforms, good lighting, a hot tub, and a sauna. When it's open!
I would be super suspicious of and sort of military style training. They tend to do it poorly and loudly, which is a surefire way to break people in my experience. Now a big dog and good music? That I can get behind. Best sprint workouts I've ever had have been chasing puppies. X33