Coach Ray

Training for Excellence, with Excellent Training

Saturday Swim

Saturday Swim Session: Matt Chrabot’s 40x 50m

With a series of 50’s done with minimal rest, you get a great aerobic training stimulus. As you work through this session you get more rest and can apply more speed to the reps and your 50m times should get faster. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer Ocean Swims.

Saturday Swim Session: Sprints

Regular sprint sessions can help build and develop your speed and the ability to sustain that speed. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer Ocean Swims.

Saturday Swim Session: Build 200’s to Improve Your Swimming

Building your pace from one rep to the next will pay big dividends in your ability to pace your longer swims. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer Ocean Swims.

Saturday Swim Session: More 200’s

200m is a great distance to build elements of both stamina and speed. Not pure speed like for a 25m or 50m sprint but sustained speed for longer events. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer Ocean Swims.

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: 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.

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