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Saturday Swim Session: 8 Week Fitness Swim Training Plan Week 1

I’ve been working on a new Fitness Swim Training Plan to improve your swimming over 8 weeks. The sessions for this programme between 1,500m and 2,100m long and there are three sessions each week. I’ve got variations of the training plan for people who can complete four or five swims each week, as well as for people who can only fit two swims per week. As well as a 12, 16 and 20 week variation of the programme. These are the sessions for the first week.

Saturday Swim Session: Margaret Cyphers’ Tapa Workout

Including a mix of drills and a range of swimming strokes will help you develop your technique and feel for the water. This session is great for swimmers and triathletes preparing for longer, open water swims.

Saturday Swim Session: Grant Holicky’s Open Water Training Set for Christine Jennings

This is based off a session put together by Grant Holicky who specialised in coaching Open Water swimmers and triathletes. This session is great for swimmers and triathletes preparing for longer, open water swims.

Saturday Swim Session: Ryan Bolton’s Tri-Specific Speed/Threshold Swim Set

This session simulates a race. Stating off hard and fast settle into a rhythm and then finish hard. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer ocean swims.

Saturday Swim Session: The Threshold Set

Holding pace for a large number of reps, is always challenging and this session is no exception. You will reap the benefits of improved swimming threshold though, so the effort will be worth it. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer Ocean Swims.

Saturday Swim Session: 400’s To Develop Stamina

Using short rest intervals and longer reps forces the body’s aerobic energy system to be utilised for this session and as a result enhanced. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer ocean swims.

Getting started with Swimming: Week 4

Over the next few weeks I’ll post a series of workouts to assist you to improve your swimming. These sessions are targeted towards beginners who are just getting started with swimming, but can comfortably swim a few lengths without stopping.

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