Coach Ray

Training for Excellence, with Excellent Training

Saturday Swim Sessions

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: Mixing In Other Strokes

Incorporating a range of strokes into your swimming will help you develop the feel for the water, making you more effective with your freestyle. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer Ocean Swims.

Saturday Swim Session: Pyramid Session for Speed

By combining sets of sprints of varying distances with minimal rest you can develop your swimming efficiency and also your top end swim speed. 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: Simon Cochrane’s Half Ironman Prep Session

Within this session you will find a little bit of everything for everyone from Pull Buoy and Paddles to mixing in some Breaststroke and Backstroke, as well as some max sprints. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes…

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