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Swim Session

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…

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Saturday Swim Session: Develop Your Swimming Stamina With 300’s

Longer reps are the most effective way to develop stamina whilst swimming, especially combined with short reps. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer Ocean Swims.

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Saturday Swim Session – Incorporate Drills To Enhance Your Swimming

This session is also heavily focused on your technique and developing it through the inclusion of drills and also includes a strong aerobic endurance stimulus through the use of a long warm up. This workout is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance…

Saturday Swim Session – Enhance your Feel For the Water with IM

This session works on enhancing your technique and builds skills by including other swimming strokes into your workouts. Yes, I know you are a triathlete and don’t DO back stroke or butterfly or something but your stroke will become stronger…

Saturday Swim Session – 200/150/100

This session builds your fitness and sustained swimming speed. This workout is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer ocean swims.

Saturday Swim Session – Paddles Galore

Utilising Hand Paddles as part of your swim workout is a great way to develop swim specific strength. This workout is perfect for Ironman and Olympic distance triathletes or people doing longer ocean swims.

Saturday Swim Session: How 150m Reps Can turn You Into A Faster Swimmer

150m is a great distance that can be used to develop sustainable speed. You need to hold your speed for longer than 100m reps and can hold a faster speed than 200m reps. This session is perfect for Ironman and Olympic…