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Tuesday Training Plan: Getting Started With Swimming Beginner Training Plan

When you improve your swimming you will have accomplished something very special.Designed for Beginner triathletes who are looking to improve their swimming fitness, the primary goal of this training plan is to ENHANCE YOUR swimming.

Saturday Swim Session: GCN’s Sub-Hour Ironman Swim Session #3

Completing the Ironman Swim in under 60 minutes is a significant achievement. Consistent pacing and sustained effort is the key to achieving this goal. This is a great session for triathletes and open water swimmers to do to build their sustained speed.

Saturday Swim Session: GCN’s Sub-Hour Ironman Swim Session #2

Completing the Ironman Swim in under 60 minutes is a significant achievement. Consistent pacing and sustained effort is the key to achieving this goal. This is a great session for triathletes and open water swimmers to do to build their sustained speed.

Saturday Swim Session: GCN’s Sub-Hour Ironman Swim Session #1

Completing the Ironman Swim in under 60 minutes is a significant achievement. Today at Ironman NZ plenty of people will be trying to achieve this milestone. Consistent pacing and sustained effort is the key to achieving this goal. This is a great session for triathletes and open water swimmers to do to build their sustained speed.

Tuesday Training Plan: 4 weeks to a Faster 1500m with only two 2km Swims per week (25m/50m Pool)

As you follow the programme you will find yourself swimming your 1,500m faster. Now whether that is a PB or not will depend on how fast you have swum in the past, but it will definitely be faster at the end of the 4 weeks than it is now. With this programme people improve on average nearly 2 minutes, with some people improving by over 10%.

Saturday Swim Session: Emma-Kate Lidbury’s Baseline Swim

This baseline session is a good solid session to develop more than just fitness. It is a good benchmark that can be repeated every four to six weeks to measure performance improvement. This is a great session for triathletes and open water swimmers to do to build their sustained speed.

Saturday Swim Session: Auburn Sprint Set

A session packed full of sprints can really build your VO2 max and tolerance of lactic acid later in the session. This session has been designed for swimmers and triathletes returning to the pool who are wanting to further develop their technique.

Saturday Swim Session: Swim Pyramid

The best part of this session is that it gets faster as you work your way through it. The end arrives very qwikly, as you work your way through the sets. This is a great session for triathletes and open water swimmers to do to build their sustained speed.

Saturday Swim Session: Another Ledecky Threshold Set

Katie Ledecky dominated female distance swimming setting the World Record in the 400m, 800m and 1,500m Freestyle, and won five Olympic Gold Medals and 15 World Championships, more than any other female swimmer. This session was a staple leading into major championship events, and will benefit any triathlete or open water swimmer.

Saturday Swim Session: Swim Smooth’s Dense Mist Session

With COVID lockdowns limiting time allowances in the pool, some coaches have come up with inventive ways to maximise training stimuli. Although I usually fully support a good structured Warm Up (WU), inclusion of some drill work to develop technique. Occasionally just going hell for leather and swimming hard all session within a restricted duration, leaves you to maximise you fitness with minimal time available.

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