Coach Ray

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Saturday Swim Session

Saturday Swim Session: Broken 800’s

Swimming longer reps within a set will develop your stamina. Following them up with short, faster reps will give you speed at the end of your event. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer ocean swims.

Saturday Swim Session: Utilising the Pull Buoy To Improve Your Swimming

The Pull Buoy is a great tool (that is often over relied upon) to enhance your swimming. The biggest benefit comes from your ability to the focus on your arms whilst using it, rather than relying on it to float your legs higher. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer ocean swims.

Saturday Swim Session: Paddles & Pull Buoy To Improve Your Specific Swim Strength

Using hand paddles by themselves or in combination with a pull buoy will help develop your specific swimming strength. This session uses both and is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer ocean swims.

Saturday Swim Session: Using Individual Medley Strokes to Improve Your Feel For The Water

Swimming strokes other than just Freestyle can benefit your feel for the water and develop your efficiency as a result. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer ocean swims.

Saturday Swim Session: Testing Yourself in a 33m or 33yrd Pool

This session is a great tool to determine your current level of fitness and use as a benchmark for planning of future training sessions if you are using a 33⅓ yard or metre pool. I use a variation of it every four to six weeks with my athletes.

Saturday Swim Session: Swim Golf For Success

If you can improve your efficiency you will swim faster and longer more easily.  This session utilises Swim Golf to improve your efficiency and is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer Ocean Swims.

Saturday Swim Session: Bring On Your Swimming Speed with 50’s

50’s are great distance to swim to develop your speed. This session gets you to push the pace and then gives you plenty of rest to enable you to repeat your effort for the next rep. This workout is perfect for Ironman…

Saturday Swim Session: 200’s

200m is a great distance that can be used to develop sustainable speed. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer Ocean Swims.

Saturday Swim Session: 800m TT

Conducting Time Trials regularly in your training can enhance your threshold pace. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer Ocean Swims.

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