Tri Swim Coach

Tuesday Training Plan: 12-Week Ironman Swim PB Training Plan

When you cross the finish line of your Ironman Swim, you will have swum faster than you have in previous attempts.

Designed for Intermediate Ironman Athletes who are looking to compete in an Ironman event, the primary goal of this training plan is to prepare you to set a PB for the Swim during YOUR event.

Crafted by myself, Ray Boardman PGDipSportsMed, PGDipRehab, PGCertSc (Exercise Science), BSc (Anatomy), DipSportsStudies this plan encapsulates my passion for the sport, my experience from completing dozens of Half and Full IRONMAN distance finishes and my success coaching hundreds of triathletes.

Tri Swim Coach

Starting 12 weeks before the YOUR next Ironman, this plan progresses through phases to build you to your peak performance. Each week typically contains three swims each week. You will build up to: 4,000 metres swimming in a single session. Although not necessary, I recommend using a swim monitor (eg. Garmin Forerunner 735, 920 or 935) to track your sessions in the pool.

Prior to using this plan, you should be able to complete a swim of 1,500 meters or yards continuously, and 3,000 metres or yards total within a workout.

Purchase of this plan gives you access to my fortnightly coaching calls where you can ask me any training or racing related questions.

This is my most popular training plan. I developed back in 2015 when i set up my website. Since then it has helped plenty of people achieve their Ironman Swim PB.

This programme will also work if you are competing in an Open Water or Ocean Swim event that is between 3 & 4km (between 2 & 2.4 miles). 

This programme is peroidised and builds throughout as you get closer to your Ironman.

If you would like to join Qwik Kiwi Coaching to work through this programme you will get a 20% discount off the normal membership for this programme. You can also get a bike/run training plan to compliment the swim programme (this is an optional extra).

Normally I charge $397/month for my coaching but you’ll get the advantage of 

  • A dedicated training plan on Training Tilt (value $397)
  • Access to a fortnightly group coaching call (value $20 per call x2 = $40)
  • The event Training Bible (value $27 for each event plan)
  • Access to my Eat Well service (value $97)
  • Access to my popular Top 10 Healthy RecipeseBook ($17)
  • Access to a range of my popular eBooks (total value $76)
  • The dedicated Coach Ray / Qwik Kiwi Coaching support group (priceless)

That’s a total value of over $654, and you will only pay $17 for your first month and $97 per month thereafter. Saving you over $637 (for the first month) and saving you $557 (per month thereafter). All at no risk, if you don’t get faster in the first 30 days you get a full 100% money back guarantee.

If you would prefer to purchase the plan through Training Peaks, click here:

Training for Triathlon with Training Peaks

Questions? Please visit us on the web at or email myself directly at:

Training for another race distance? I also have training plans for IRONMAN/Challenge Triathlons (3.8km Swim/180km Bike/42km Run) and Sprint & Olympic Triathlons plus Running Races (from 5k to marathon), too.

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